Recall of Device Recall BioRad VARIANT II Hemoglobin A1c Program Recorder Pack with Calibrator/Diluent Set

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
    Assay, glycosylated hemoglobin - Product Code LCP
  • Reason
    Calibration failure-- due to high intercept values, the device fails calibration and users are unable to run samples.
  • Action
    Recall initiated June 15, 2009, with notification initially conducted by phone with Fax Notification follow up domestically. Each subsidiary will be given an urgent notice, subsidiary response form, customer notification, customer acknowledgement form. Each subsidiary is to contact customers and translate notification and response form as needed. Contact the recalling firm for additional information.


  • Model / Serial
    Medical device, intended for percent determination of hemoglobin A1c in human whole blood using ion-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography, intended for professional use only.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Product was distributed to 127 customers throughout the US and internationally to Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom
  • Product Description
    Bio-Rad VARIANT II Hemoglobin A1c Program Recorder Pack with Calibrator/Diluent Set, Model Number 270-2101NU Manufactured by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA
  • Manufacturer


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