Recall of Device Recall Cardiac Marker Test

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Alere San Diego, 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
    Fibrin split products - Product Code GHH
  • Reason
    Alere initiated this recall because a limited number of alere triage¿ d-dimer devices from pn 98100 lot w53884b were incorrectly manufactured. as a result, when testing patient sample these affected devices will either generate an error code (e.G. e4 error), or they may generate an incorrect result.
  • Action
    Alere sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated May 2, 2014, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customers are instructed to stop using all product from the affected lot, lot W53884B, and to discard any unused product. The customers were also instructed to complete and return the verification form indicating any credit or replacement product requested. They were also instructed to contact their primary consignees and advise them of the notice. Should you have any questions about the information contained in this notification, please call (877) 308-8287. and /or


  • Model / Serial
    PN 98100, Lot W53884B.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution only.
  • Product Description
    Alere Triage¿ D-Dimer Test || PN 98100, Lot W53884B. || The Alere Triage¿ D-Dimer Test is a fluorescence immunoassay to be used with the Alere Triage¿ Meters for the quantitative determination of cross-linked fibrin degradation products containing D-dimer in EDTA anticoagulated whole blood and plasma specimens. || . || The Alere Triage¿ D-Dimer test is intended for use as an aid in the assessment and evaluation of patients suspected of having disseminated intravascular coagulation or thromboembolic events including pulmonary embolism.
  • 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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