Recall of VITROS Vapor Adsorption Cartridge. 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.

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
    There is the potential for vitros vapor adsorption cartridges sales unit cartons to incorrectly contain a particulate cartridge (part number j19612).
  • Action
    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) is requesting end users to ensure that a VITROS Vapour Adsorption Cartridge is installed. If a Particulate Cartrtigde is installed it must be replaced immediately with the correct cartridge and reported to OCD Customer Technical Services. Results generated while a Particulate Cartridge was installed must be reviewed. Any concerns with previously reported patient results should be discussed with the laboratory director to determine the appropriate course of action.