Recall of ABL7XX Calibration 1 Solution S1720

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Radiometer America 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 Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Ion Specific Calcium Electrode - Product Code JFP
  • Reason
    The firm found that for this particular lot that the barcode, used for entering the characteristics of cal1 solution into the analyzer, does not reflect the actual values of the solution. as a consequence, the calibration curves for these parameters and thereby the measured results for patient samples and quality controls will be biased.
  • Action
    On, 9/2/2008 the firm sent out recall notification letters requesting their customers discard any Calibration 1 Solution (CAL1) S1720 (part number 944-024), lot WA-04, complete the attached return form and fax it to 800-736-0601. The firm will send out replacements for all affected product that the firm shows was shipped to their location. Further questions could be directed to Technical Support at 800-736-0600, option 2.


  • Model / Serial
    P/N S1720, 944-024; Lot: WA-04
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution --- USA including states of AZ, CA, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, NC, ND, NE, NY, OH, OK, PA, SD, TX, VA, WA, and WI, and country of Canada.
  • Product Description
    ABL7XX Calibration 1 Solution S1720. P/N S1720, 944-024 || Intended for in vitro testing of samples of whole blood for the parameters pH, pO2, pCO2, potassium, sodium, calcium, chloride, glucose, lactate, total bilirubin, and co-oximetry parameters (total hemoglobin, oxygen saturation, and the hemoglobin fractions FO2Hb, FCOHb, FMetHb, FHHb, FHbF). Also, intended for in vitro testing of samples of expired air for the parameters pO2 and pCO2.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Radiometer America Inc, 810 Sharon Dr, Westlake OH 44145
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source