Recall of Device Recall Clearview MONO (Whole Blood, Serum, Plasma),

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 3
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • 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
    System, test, infectious mononucleosis - Product Code KTN
  • Reason
    The positive control information referencing human plasma as the antibody material described in the product labeling and packaging is incorrect.
  • Action
    A Medical Device Correction letter dated 6/22/16 will be sent to all customers to inform them that Alere is recalling the MONO Rapid Test products because the Positive Control Information referencing human plasma as the antibody material described in the product labeling and packaging is incorrect. Customers are informed that the labeling states the Positive Control contains the following: Diluted human plasma containing IM heterophile antibodies, 0.09% sodium azide. The Positive Control contains the following: Goat anti-mono antibody, 0.09% sodium azide. Customers are instructed to complete and fax or email the enclosed verification form within 10 days. Customers with questions are instructed to contact Alere San Diego at (844) 804-4945 or email at


  • Model / Serial
    all lots are affected
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
  • Product Description
    Clearview MONO (Whole Blood, Serum, Plasma), Catalog No. 92401 || a simple test that utilizes an extract of bovine erythrocytes to qualitatively and selectively detect IM heterophile antibodies in whole blood, serum or plasma in just minutes.
  • 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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