Recall of Device Recall Quantase Neonatal Elution Buffer

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Bio-Rad Laboratories 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
    Ninhydrin and L-Leucyl-L-Alanine (Fluorimetric), Phenylalanine - Product Code JNB
  • Reason
    Pressure contained within the elution buffer vial may expel the rubber stopper, causing the potential for injury.
  • Action
    Direct accounts were notified by phone, followed by fax (domestic). Urgent Device Recall notification letters were sent out on January 26, 2010 to subsidiary along with a Bio-Rad customer form to be send to each customer. The letters identified the affected product and explained the reason for the recall. Customers were asked to examine their inventory and quarantine the affected lots listed. In addition, they are to complete and return the enclosed response form according to the instructions provided. Customers are contact their regional Bio-Rad office for Elution Buffer replacement.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot numbers (PIN 532-5036)3250768, 32591735, 32592168, 32592634, 32500061, (PIN 532-5037) 32592456, 32592578, (PIN 532-5040) 32590518, 32590766, 32590915, 32591343, 32591734, 32592166, 32592632, 32500060
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA, including states of MI and MN and Bio-Rad facilities in Italy, France, Czech Republic, Canada, Argentina, Panama, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Singapore, India, South Korea, Brazil, and Sweden.
  • Product Description
    Quantase Neonatal Elution Buffer, a component of Quantase Neonatal Accessory Kits (#1, 2 and 5), Model number 532-5035, included in 532-5036, 532-5037 and 532-5040, Manufactured by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, 4000 Alfred Nobel Dr, Hercules CA 94547-1803
  • Source