According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Horiba Instruments, Inc dba Horiba Medical.

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
    Nadh oxidation/nad reduction, ast/sgot - Product Code CIT
  • Reason
    Horiba medical is recalling the abx pentra ast cp because during the ast application validation on the pentra c200 using an audit systems linearity kit, it was determined that two higher values for ast (expected at 800 u/l and 1000 u/l) were recorded at 280 and 199 u/l without alarm.
  • Action
    Horiba Medical sent a Field Safety Notification and Acknowledgement Letter dated November 20, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter notified the customers of the problems identified and the actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 calendar days via mail, email or fax. Customers with questions were instructed to contact their local representative. For questions regarding this recall call 714-273-9254.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot number: 00456-4108
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including CA, OK, NY, FL, AZ, NY, VA, and TX.
  • Product Description
    ABX PENTRA AST CP, Part Number: A11A01629. || The ABX Pentra AST CP reagent is a diagnostic reagent for quantitative in vitro determination of Aspartate Amino Transferase (AST) in serum or plasma by colorimetry.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Horiba Instruments, Inc dba Horiba Medical, 34 Bunsen, Irvine CA 92618-4210
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source