Recall of Bio-Rad VARIANT 11 beta Thalassemmia Short program Reorder pack, 500 tests

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.

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 Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: Bio-Rad Laboratories Ltd, 189 Bush Road, Rosedale, AUCKLAND 0632
  • Reason
    Medical device correction iniitiated as a result of of customer complaints investigation for anothe product regarding calibration failure and late retention times associated with elution buffers. the company examined the potential for a similar problem with the above buffer lots. bio-rad requesting customers to discard all affected product.
  • Action
    Product to be destroyed


  • Model / Serial
    Model: Catalogue 270-2154 and 270-0002, Affected: 70210674/70210954/70010957
  • Manufacturer