Recall of Device Recall The ABL90 FLEX 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
    Electrode measurement, blood-gases (pco2, po2) and blood ph - Product Code CHL
  • Reason
    A customer has reported an error on an abl8xx configured to a hospital information system using the data transfer protocol hl7 version 2.5. if the instrument transmits results to a his system and the connection is broken the results are queued for later transmission. if the abl and his system are configured with hl7 2.5, any results in the queue will be mixed up when the instrument transmits t.
  • Action
    The firm, Radiometer, sent two "Priority Level: Urgent" letters one dated July 9, 2012 and the other dated July 24, 2012 to its affected customers via FedEx with tracking. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The customers were instructed to complete and return the attached Recall Response Fax Form via fax to 800-736-0601. The letter informed the customers that a local service representative will be contacting them shortly to install a software update that will prevent this from occuring (in the event that you utilize HL7 version 2.5 or intend to at some future date.) If you have any questions regarding this letter or the Recall, please contact Radiometer America Technical Support at 1-800-736-0600 opt. 4.


  • Model / Serial
    Part Number: 393-090, all production runs, 393-090R0026N0010 to 393-090R0179N010
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including the states of AK, AL, AR, AZ, BM, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY, and the countries of Canada, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe.
  • Product Description
    ABL90 FLEX software version 2.7 MR3. || The ABL90 FLEX analyzer is intended for in vitro testing of samples of heparinized whole blood.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Radiometer America Inc, 810 Sharon Dr, Westlake OH 44145-1521
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source