Recall of Device Recall VARIANT II Hemoglobin Testing System with CDM 3.5 Software Version 3.5

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
    Assay, glycosylated hemoglobin - Product Code LCP
  • Reason
    Sample test results for the first run appears to be correct but all subsequent results during that run were assigned incorrect barcode and tube position.
  • Action
    Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. issued and "Urgent: Medical Device Correction" dated January 22, 2009 to all affected consignees by FED EX, followed up by telephone calls for those not responding. Consignees were instructed on proper steps to take in dealing with the affected product. Further communication will follow to provide a solution. For further information, contact Bio-Rad Laboratories at 1-510-724-7000.


  • Model / Serial
    All units of these models.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    VARIANT II Hemoglobin Testing System with CDM 3.5 Software Version 3.5; Model Number: 270-2000; Product is manufactured and distributed by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Diagnostics Group, Hercules, CA. || Provides an integrated method for sample preparation, separation and determination of the relative percent of specific hemoglobins in whole blood.
  • Manufacturer


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