Recall of Device Recall Instrumentation Laboratories (IL)

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Instrumentation Laboratory Co..

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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
    Paper, Obstetric Ph - Product Code LNW
  • Reason
    Lactate disposable membrane caps linearity was determined to be significantly biased and could potentially cause erroneous patient results above 6.0 mmol/l.
  • Action
    Instrumentation Laboratories notified two (2) U.S. direct customers on August 28, 2003 by telephone, regarding Lot N30601. Follow-up phoning emphasizing significance of linearity problem (and additional involved lot N307 - for 1 affected customer) performed on September 3, 2003. Phone call followed with faxback acknowledging notification and disposition of remaining product lot(s). IL service also dispatched to customer sites on September 4, 2003. International Distributor Notices sent to IL Europe and IL Mexico on September 4, 2003. Product Information Bulletins circulated on September 3, 2003, to IL personnel worldwide.


  • Model / Serial
    US Distribution Lot Numbers: N307, Exp. 1/30/04  N30601, Exp 12/30/03 International Distribution: N30301 Exp 9/30/03 N30501 EXp 11/30/03 N306 Exp 12/30/03 N30604 Exp 12/30/03 N308 Exp 2/28/04
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    IL, NY International: Italy, Mexico
  • Product Description
    Lactate Disposable Membrane Caps || Product Number: 0018108400
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Instrumentation Laboratory Co., 113 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington MA 02173
  • Source