Safety Alert for cholesterol FS- Ref.11350, 11300

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by manufacturer #121.

What is this?

Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
  • Event ID
  • Event Number
    2007RD-0000328 ; 2007RD-0000327 ; 2007RD-0000329
  • Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Colombian data is current through June 2019. All of the data comes from the National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), 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 Colombia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Assays using the trinder reaction may generate incorrect results in samples containing n-acetylcysteine (nac), paracetamol and metamizole. trinder-based assays using a colorimetric reaction between hydrogen peroxide, a phenol derivative and aminoantipyrine catalyzed in the presence of peroxidase, can be altered by some medications, causing falsely low results.


  • Model / Serial
    CHOLESTEROL FS- Ref.11350, 11300 CREATININA PAF FS – Ref. 11759GLUCOSA GOD FS – Ref. 1 2550, 12500HDL-C SELECT FS- Ref. 1 3521LDL-C SELECT FS Ref.1 4121TRIGLYCERIDES FS- Ref.1 5760, 1 5710
  • Product Description
    Quantitative in vitro determination of the related analytes in serum or plasma of samples from the human body
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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