Recall of Device Recall VITROS 5600 Integrated System

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

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, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
  • Reason
    Software anomaly: the firm has identified an anomaly with vitros system software version 3.1 and below, and determined that the software may not properly identify an expired calibration.
  • Action
    On 11/19/2014, IMPORTANT PRODUCT CORRECTION NOTIFICATION letter (Ref. CL2014-296, dated 11/19/2014) was sent via FedEx overnight courier or ORTHO PLUS e-Communications and/or US Postal Service Priority Mail (for PO Boxes only) to the US consignees (OCD Direct, Drop-Ship and US Federal Government) to inform them of the issue and advise them of the required actions. Immediately install the most recent ADD using the All Assay Data option. If any of your calibrations are expired, the system will post PZB-005 condition codes. Perform calibrations prior to using those reagents. As expected, calibrations that will expire within one hour will also be flagged. Continue to install the most recent ADD at least once each week using the All Assay Data load option so that the system properly flags expired calibrations. --- Foreign affiliates were informed by e-mail on 11/19/2014 of the issue and instructed to notify their consignees of the issue and required actions.


  • Model / Serial
    Software Version 3.1 & Below; Serial Numbers J56000110 - J56002044 (the serial numbers are sequential; J Numbers are analogous to serial numbers)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-US (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and the countries of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, Spain and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    VITROS 5600 Integrated System, Catalog Number 6802413, IVD --- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. || For use in the in vitro quantitative, semi-quantitative, and qualitative measurement of a variety of analytes of clinical interest, using VITROS Chemistry Products Slides, VITROS Chemistry Products MicroTip Reagents and VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products Reagents.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, 100 Indigo Creek Dr, Rochester NY 14626-5101
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source