Recall of Device Recall iSTAT G3 Cartridge

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Abbott Point Of Care 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
    Abbott point of care has determined that some individual patient results generated with the i-stat g3+ cartridge lot n13183 have the potential to exhibit incorrectly elevated pco2 and depressed ph results.
  • Action
    APOC sent an Urgent Recall Notice dated January 2014 via Fed Ex to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to discontinue use of the affected product and provide a copy of this letter to any institution that was forwarded the affected product. All unused cartridges will be credited and are to be returned as instructed on the enclosed Business Reply Card. To ensure continuity of supply at their facility, customers were instructed to follow their standard process to place an order or call Customer Sedrvice at 1-800-323-9100, Option #2, then Option #9). Customers with questions were instructed to contact Abbott Point of Care Technical Support at 1-800-366-8020, Option 1 of their Abbott Point of Care representative. For questions regarding this recall call 800-323-9100.


  • Model / Serial
    List number 03P78-25 :Lot number N13183
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and Internationally to Canada.
  • Product Description
    i-STAT G3+ Cartridge || pH, pCO2 and pO2 measurements are used in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of respiratory disturbances and metabolic and respiratory based acid-based disturbances.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Point Of Care Inc., 400 College Rd E, Princeton NJ 08540-6607
  • 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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