Recall of Alere Cholestech LDX Lipid Profile"GLU Test Cassette

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Alere San Diego, 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 3
  • 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
    Glucose oxidase, glucose - Product Code CGA
  • Reason
    Alere initiated a recall of cholestech ldx lipid profile-glu test cassettes, catalog number 10-991, lot # 320167, becuase an incorrect lot number was printed on the outer 10 pack kit box label. the incorrect lot # number printed was 321067.
  • Action
    Alere initiated this recall by sending out notification letters to customers via fax, email, or direct mail. The letter titled "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE NOTICE", dated October 23, 2013 is accompanied by a response form/Verification form. The notification informed customers of the reason for recall, product description with codes, required actions by the customers, and contact information.


  • Model / Serial
    Model Number: 10-991.  Lot #320167. Expiration date, or Expected shelf life: 8/31/14. Expected shelf life: up to 12 months.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: USA (nationwide) and Internationally to Canada.
  • Product Description
    Product Brand Name(s): Alere Cholestech LDX¿ Lipid Profile"GLU Test Cassette, Model 10-991. || Product Generic Name: Alere Cholestech LDX¿ Lipid Profile"GLU Test Cassette. || Description of the product: Lipid. Glucose panel Test cassettes. || Product packaging: 10 individually pouched cassettes in a labeled kit box. || Intended for the quantitative determination of total cholesterol, HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, triglycerides, and/or glucose in whole blood, serum, and plasma.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Alere San Diego, Inc., 9975 Summers Ridge Rd, San Diego CA 92121-2997
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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