Recall of Device Recall reference electrode membranes / A8L8X7 Flex Creatinine Analyzer

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Radiometer America 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
    Analyzer, enzyme, for clinical use - Product Code CGL
  • Reason
    Analysis of customer data, (for abl 8x7 customers) has shown that the reference membranes are out of analytical specifications when replaced as specified in the device labeling. these errors in analytical specifications could lead to inadequate or clinical interventions (therapy) or misleading interpretation of patient status in clinical settings.
  • Action
    The recalling firm contacted their customers and notified them of this recall with a letter on 3/26/2009. The letter informs the customer that Radiometer has determined that the Reference Membrane D711 for use in the ABL8x7 Flex Creatinine Analyzer has a shorter in-use lifetime than the previously recommended 1-month interval listed in the Operators Manual. It states that consequently, the firm has changed the recommended replacement intervals as they correspond to the number of samples per day analyzed by the customer and a revised insert is being supplied to the customer which should be placed in the Operators Manual to reflect this new information. The recall notification is also accompanied by an attached response FAX FORM which the customer is asked to complete and to fax back to Radiometer so as to acknowledge receipt of the recall notification letter and the revised insert. Please direct questions to the company TechLine at 1-800¿736¿0600 opt 2.


  • Model / Serial
    Part Number: 942-058, Article Number: D711
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    The recalled product was distributed customers located in the following states within the U.S.: CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NM, OH, PA, VA, WA, WI, and WV. Product was also sold in the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Czech Rep., Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & Turkey.
  • Product Description
    Reference Electrode Membranes for use with blood gas analyzer ABL 800 FLEX, when used on ABL 827 and ABL 837 with Creatinine modules (8x7). The device is packaged four (4) units per box.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Radiometer America Inc, 810 Sharon Dr, Westlake OH 44145
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source