Recall of Bulk Loader Module for cobas p 512/612

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 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
    Calculator/data processing module, for clinical use - Product Code JQP
  • Reason
    Possible for sample tubes in the loader to be opened and contaminate the system as well as adjacent samples during processing.
  • Action
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter to affected consignees. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the consignee. Consignees were asked to retain the Urgent Medical Device Correction letter until a Roche Field Service Representative has installed the BLM modification kit. Consignees were also asked to complete the attached form and fax to 1-877-906-8982, ext 2015. Consignees with questions were instructed to call 1-800-428-2336. For questions regarding this recall call 317-521-3911.


  • Model / Serial
    During transport from the Bulk Loader Module (BLM), catalog number 07135645001, to the cobas p 512/p 612 pre-analytical instruments, sample tubes may inadvertently open and spill, causing contamination of the system.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed to TX only.
  • Product Description
    Bulk Loader Module for cobas p 512/612 || Pre-analytical sample handling that includes de-capping, aliquoting and sorting of samples for analysis. In vitro diagnostic machine component.
  • Manufacturer


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