Recall of Device Recall Alere Cholestech LDX Multianalyte Controls

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Alere San Diego, Inc..

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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
    Multi-analyte controls, all kinds (assayed) - Product Code JJY
  • Reason
    Alere san diego is recalling the alere cholestech ldx multianalyte control because the assigned control ranges for the total cholesterol (tc) and triglyceride (trg) analytes are incorrect.
  • Action
    Customer notification letters dated 8/25/15 and 9/3/15 were sent to customers to inform them that Alere San Diego is recalling the Alere Cholestech LDX Multianalyte Control because the assigned control ranges for the Total Cholesterol (TC) and Triglyceride (TRG) analytes are incorrect. Customers are informed that the Alere Cholestech LDX Total Cholesterol and Triglyceride assays continue to perform as expected. However, if customers' facility has used the control lot to test Total Cholesterol or Triglycerides as part of their Quality Control program, Alere San Diego recommends that they verify previous results or perform control testing using the replacement Expected Value Card or replacement control materials. The letters also provide customers with actions to be taken. Customers with questions are instructed to contact: Alere San Diego, Inc. 9975 Summers Ridge Road San Diego, CA 92121 U.S.A. Phone: 877-308-8289, FAX: 866-333-9839, E-mail:


  • Model / Serial
    Lot C3091 and Lot C3091A
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    Alere Cholestech LDX Multianalyte Controls, PN 88769 and 88773. || Enables users to monitor the performance of total cholesterol (TC), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), triglycerides (TRG) and glucose (GLU) test procedures.
  • 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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