Recall of AHG Control Cells 3%. An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD)

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by bioCSL Pty Ltd.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class II
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    There is an issue with the ahg control cells not testing as expected. it is giving very weak positive reactions when it should be giving a strong reaction when validating antiglobulin tests.Ih production has determined that the product was not formulated correctly, as the trial pool of the anti-rh sensitising reagent and the bulk were not made to the same strength due to operator error. this has resulted in the bulk anti-rh sensitising reagent being made 10 x weaker than the trial pool. this weak batch was used for formulating the ahg control cells.
  • Action
    The sponsor Seqirus is advising customers to inspect stock and quarantine all affected units prior to their return to the sponsor. The sponsor will arrange the replacement of the affected products or credit the account. This action has been clsoed-out on 29/08/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    AHG Control Cells 3%. An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD)Item Number: 01901371Lot Number: 019075101Expiry Date: 18/12/2015ARTG Number: 224614
  • Manufacturer