Recall of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Vitros 350 Chemistry Systems

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics 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: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics c/- Johnson & Johnson, 13A Gabador Place, Mt Wellington, AUCKLAND 1060
  • Reason
    Manufacturer has initiated a recall due to the need to clarify operator actions folloing u90-382 or 6lu cnditions codes generated by the system., if a u90-382 or 6lu condition code (i.E associated with a wash error) occurs, the condition code text located on the vitro system and other user documentation indicates to dilute the sample. however dilution may not be the appropriate action for all scenarios., this notification provides additional information to a product correction notification that ortho clinical diagnostics (ortho) issued in december 2015 (medsafe ref. 19634) regarding the clarification of operator actions for wash errors. since that time, ortho has been monitoring the occurrence of u90-382 or 6lu condition codes associated with wash errors. we observed an increase in wash errors for vitros chemistry products phyt slides.
  • Action
    Manufacturer to issue advice regarding use