Recall of Device Recall AQURE System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Radiometer America 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
    Electrode measurement, blood-gases (pco2, po2) and blood ph - Product Code CHL
  • Reason
    The aqure system has a design error regarding sample type in which sample type may be specified for some results and left blank for other results. the fact that the sample type field is left blank in some cases could lead to misinterpretation of results.
  • Action
    Customers were sent a notification letter on 12/29/15. The notification states that the AQURE System can be used, but to eliminate the potential confusion, blank fields for sample type are to be interpreted as not specified. Customers are told that a Radiometer representative will be in contact to schedule a visit or a remote session. During the visit or remote session the representative will run a database script on the AQURE system which will serve for two purposes: 1. Update existing patient results where the sample type field is blank to include Not specified. 2. Install a so-called database-trigger, which will include the text Not specified in a blank sample type field for future patient results. An upgraded version of the AQURE software will include modified device drivers to ensure that Not specified is inserted if the device transmits an empty field for sample type. The new software version will be installed by local engineer when available.


  • Model / Serial
    Model Number: 933-599 Version 1.8.3
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-US (nationwide) including the states of PA, GA, MI, OH, VA, FL, AL, TX, OR, OK, TN, NY, and MA, and the countries of Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, United Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, Finland, France, Germany, Hungry, Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Republic of Korea, and Malaysia.
  • Product Description
    AQURE System; Model Number: 933-599. The AQURE System manages blood gas and immunoassay analyzers.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Radiometer America Inc, 250 S Kraemer Blvd, Brea CA 92821-6232
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source