Recall of Device Recall Alere Triage BNP PN 98000XR

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 1
  • 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
    Test,natriuretic peptide - Product Code NBC
  • Reason
    Certain lots of the affected products may have significantly decreased precision relative to the package insert, which could result in an increased frequency of false positive or false negative results. these false positive and false negative results are unpredictable within lots and may not be detected by quality control testing.
  • Action
    Phase 1 of the recall included a recall communication being initiated on May 22, 2012 with Alere forwarding a recall letter to all their customers who purchased the Triage CardioProfiler Panel, Triage Cardiac Panel, Triage Profiler SOB Panel, Triage BNP, and Triage D-dimer. The letter informed the customers of the problems identified and the actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to discontinue use of the affected product, and to complete and fax the enclosed verification form within 10 days. Phase 2 of the recall included a recall communication letter being forwarded to customers on 6/11/12. The second letter included additional lots of Triage products that go beyond the lots included in an earlier recall notification letter. The letter informed the customers that the additional lots have significantly decreased precision relative to the package insert which could result in an increased frequency of false positive or false negative results. A third letter dated June 12, 2012 included 3 more lots for the Triage Cardio Profiler Panel PN 97100CP and Alere Triage Profiler SOB Panel PN 97300. The letter informed the customers that the additional lots have an increased frequency of Troponin I results >0.05 ng/mL for samples which are found to be below 0.05 ng/mL upon additional testing. Customers with questions about the information contained in the notifications, were instructed to contact Alere San Diego at (877) 308-8287 or at 9975 Summers Ridge Road, San Diego, CA 92121.


  • Model / Serial
    Phase 1:  K50671B, W49486B, W49487B, W49489B, W49498B, W49500B, W49873B, W49890B, W49895B, W49896B, W49934B, W49947B, W49948B, W49950B, W49962B, W49968B, W50257B, W50278B, W50279B, W50282B, W50287B, W50294B, and W50313B.  Phase 2:  K50665B, W49855B, W49862B, W49865B, W49887B, W49892B, W49893B, W49894B, W49900B, W49933B, W49939B, W49953B, W49958B, W49960B, W49961B, W50252B, W50268B, W50273B, W50274B, W50290B, W50292B, W50295B, W50297B, W50298B, W50304B, W50355B, W50357B, and W50375B.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    Alere Triage BNP PN 98000XR || Intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis and assessment of severity of congestive heart failure (also referred to as heart failure).
  • 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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