Recall of Calcium test system

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
    Cresolphthalein complexone, calcium - Product Code CIC
  • Reason
    Internal investigations have confirmed imprecision and erroneous patient results (up to 35% discrepant results) for specific lots of the calcium assay. internal investigations revealed the presence of precipitate in the r2 of the affected calcium reagent lots. the precipitate observed was classified as o-cresolphthalein complexone (o-cpc), a reactive component of the calcium r2. the root cau.
  • Action
    The firm, Roche, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE REMOVAL" letter dated October 11, 2010 to all consignees/customers via UPS(signature required) . The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to immediately discontinue use of the recalled product; discard from inventory according to their site's local regulations; complete and return the attached Faxback form via fax to 1-877-598-5705 even if they do not have the affected product, and file this letter for future reference. The firm added lot 63020401 to the recall in 3/2011. The firm is mailing an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE REMOVAL notice to customers that purchased that lot of product. Please contact Roche Diagnostics Technical Support at 1-800-428-2336 if you have questions about the information contained in this letter.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide distribution.
  • Product Description
    Calcium Reagent, Calcium Test System for cobas c 111, Part number 04718933190, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Indianapolis, IN. || For the in vitro quantitative determination of calcium in serum, plasma and urine.
  • Manufacturer


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