Recall of Vitros Chemistry products K+ Slides, Coatings 0884 amd 0885

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
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  • 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
    Ortho clinical diagnostics (ocd) determined that vitros® chemistry products k+ slides, coatings 0884 and 0885 contain a surfactant that was unintentionally added during the manufacturing process. ocd has conducted testing that indicates that vitros® k+ slides made from coatings 0884 and 0885 are currently meeting their intended use and performance specifications. however, at this time we are unable to determine the effect that the addition of the surfactant may have on long-term product performance.
  • Action
    Product to be destroyed