Recall of VITROS Chemistry Products Na+ Slides. 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 Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Australia 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 I
  • 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
    An issue has been identified where there is a potential for biased results to be generated over the 10 day on-analyzer limit when using vitros na+ slide cartridges warmed between 1½ to 8 hours prior to being placed on the analyser. it has been determined that cartridges require a minimum of 8 hours of warm up at room temperature to help ensure the slides have acceptable performance throughout the 10 day on-analyser storage limit. this issue affects all expired, in-date gens, and future product until further notice.
  • Action
    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is advising customers to store cartridges at room temperature for a minimum of eight (8) hours prior to calibration. Customers who have discarded cartridges will have their account credited or be sent a replacement.