Recall of Device Recall Roche / Hitachi MODULAR Analytics Combination System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Roche Diagnostics Corporation.

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 Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
  • Reason
    Complaints have been received concerning questionable results on analyzers due to customers utilizing sample 13 mm tubes without tube adapters.
  • Action
    Roche Diagnostics Corporation issued Urgent Medical Device Correction (UMDC) notices and Fax Forms to their customers dated 12/18/2017 via UPS Ground (receipt required). Customers are encouraged to do the following Mandatory Steps to improve the vertical alignment and handling of 13 mm sample tubes and false bottom tubes: FOR cobas e 411 & cobas e 601 analyzers and MODULAR ANALYTICS E 170 module: 1) Always use Roche rack cup adapters with 13 mm tubes 2) Ensure sample tubes are straight FOR cobas e 411 disk system: 1) Always use 13 mm Sample Disk Tube Adapters (SDTAs) with 13 mm sample tubes. 2) Ensure sample tubes are straight. 3) Ensure 13 mm SDTAs are not exposed to direct sunlight. 4) If a larger diameter tube is left inserted in a 13 mm SDTA for more than 3 days, the adapter may become distorted. Do not insert smaller diameter tubes into distorted adapter as they may not align correctly. **All customers are encouraged to DISCARD Analyzer Bulletin 10-009U3. Follow the care and handling instructions for using adapters as outlined in this Urgent Medical Device Correction (UMDC) and complete & return the UMDC fax form via fax to 1-877-271-1472


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide
  • Product Description
    Modular E 170 Analyzer: Immunoassay Chemistry Analyzer, Chemistry || (Photometric, Discrete) for clinical use, Catalog Numbers: 03739040692, || 03023109001, 05023599001, 05023572001, 03739040001 & 03023109973.
  • Manufacturer


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