Recall of Device Recall Cobas b 123 POC system

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Roche Diagnostics Operations, 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
    It has been determined that cobas b 123 fluid pack coox cuvettes for lot numbers 21426121 and 21426171, exhibit a significant increase in the out-of-box failure rate caused by a change in the thickness in the cuvette layer. internal investigations found the altered thickness of the cuvette was due to production equipment settings. cuvettes were produced within specifications, but within the upper.
  • Action
    Roche sent an Urgent Medical Device Removal (UMDR12-268) notification and faxback form on November 14, 2012, to all affected consignees. Customers were requested to discontinue the use of cobas b 123 Fluid Pack COOX, 200 lots 21426121 and21426171 and discard the product per local regulations. Customers were instructed to use the enclosed faxback form to order replacement product at 1-800-722-7222. For questions customers were instructed to contact Roche Diagnostics Technical Support at 1-800-526-2272. For questions regarding this recall call 317-521-3966.


  • Model / Serial
    Part number: 05169992001 cobas b 123 Fluid Pack COOX, 200 with Lot# 21426121 and Lot# 21426171.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including NE and AZ.
  • Product Description
    Cobas b 123 POC system || cobas b 123 POC system is fully automated POC system for whole blood in vitro measurement of pH, blood gases (BG), electrolytes Na+ K+, iCa2+ (ISE), hematocrit (Hct), metabolites (Gluc, Lac), total hemoglobin (tHb), hemoglobin derivatives (O2Hb, HHB, COHB, MetHb), and oxygen saturation (SO2). In addition, the cobas b 123 POC system calculates derived parameters. It is dedicated for use in a Point-of-Care environment and laboratory.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., 9115 Hague Rd, Indianapolis IN 46256-1025
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source