Recall of Blood Gas and Electrolytes Analyzer

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Roche Diagnostics Operations, 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 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
    Electrode measurement, blood-gases (pco2, po2) and blood ph - Product Code CHL
  • Reason
    The default references for normal values are inconsistent between cobas b 221 and other blood gas instruments. in addition, the reference ranges are different when comparing with corresponding ranges listed in the instructions for use for the analyzer and the reference literature source.
  • Action
    The Urgent Medical Device Correction will be sent via UPS Ground (receipt required) to the consignee list. The Urgent Medical Device Correction will be sent via UPS Ground (receipt required) to the consignee list. Consignees are instructed as follows: " Check the current set of reference values on your cobas b 221 blood gas system and, if appropriate, change the reference ranges accordingly. " If you have not established your own reference ranges, please follow the instructions in the Workaround section of the UMDC or contact the Roche Support Network Customer Support Center.


  • Model / Serial
    Model/Catalog/Part Number: 1. 03337103001 2. 03337111001 3. 03337154001 4. 03337138001 5. 03337120001 6. 03337146001 7. 03337111692 8. 03337138692 9. 03337154692
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including Puerto Rico and Guam, and the states of AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA and WI.
  • Product Description
    Omni Micro-electrode/reference electrode for cobas b221 analyzer. || The Roche Diagnostics Omni S Analyzer is a fully automated critical care analyzer intended to be used for the measurement of pH, PCO2, PO2, sodium, potassium, ionized calcium, chloride, hematocrit, glucose, lactate, urea/BUN, total hemoglobin, oxygen saturation, oxyhemoglobin, deoxyhemoglobin, carboxyhemoglobin, and methemoglobin in samples of whole blood, serum, plasma, and aqueous solutions as appropriate.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., 9115 Hague Rd, Indianapolis IN 46256-1025
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source