Recall of Phadia EliA Sample Diluent

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by manufacturer #1479.

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: Abacus ALS Limited, 55b Richard Pearse Drive, Airport Oaks, Auckland 2022
  • Reason
    There have been reports of instrument malfunctions for phadia 250 due to deformed bottles. the deformation of the bottle can cause an erroneous volume detection by the instrument which will result in insufficient aspiration of sample diluent, thus generating insufficient dilution of patient samples.
  • Action
    Product to be destroyed