Recall of Device Recall AntiCardiolipin IgM ELISA Test Kit

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Bio-Rad Laboratories 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 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
    in vitro diagnostic - Product Code DHC
  • Reason
    The firm received customer complaints of microbial contamination in positive controls in its anti-cardiolipin igm test kit lot cl-863.
  • Action
    Bio-Rad initiated its field correction on July 14, 2009. The firm notified domestic consignees by phone followed by fax, and each subsidiary will be given an urgent notice, subsidiary response form, customer medical device correction notification, acknowledgement form and a listing of consignees. The subsidiaries must contact customers as instructed.


  • Model / Serial
    Kit identified on label as "REF 425-2020" and "LOT CL-863". Positive Control included in lot is identified as "REF 425-2025" and "LOT CPM-591".
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA, Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, and Trinidad.
  • Product Description
    BIO-RAD 425-2020 Autoimmune EIA Anti-Cardiolipin IgM, 96 Tests...2010 02 16...Lot CL-863. Positive Control included in lot is identified as "REF 425-2025" and "LOT CPM-591". in vitro diagnostic.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, 4000 Alfred Nobel Dr, Hercules CA 94547-1803
  • Source