Recall of Device Recall VITROS Chemistry Products Calibrator Kit 29

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 3
  • Event Number
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  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
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  • 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
    Ferrozine (colorimetric) iron binding capacity - Product Code JMO
  • Reason
    Ortho clinical diagnostics started receiving customer complaints for biased results when using vitros dtibc reagent gen 30 product. ortho's investigation confirmed that incorrect calibration mathematics were assigned to the calibrator kit 29 lots 2915 and 2995 supporting dtibc reagent gen 30 product.
  • Action
    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics sent an Important Product Correction Notification letter dated May 24, 2016, via FedEx overnight courier and/or US Postal Service Priority Mail (for PO Boxes only) to US consignees (Ortho Direct, Drop-Ship and US Federal Government) to inform them of the issue and advised them to discontinue using the affected product until Assay Data Diskette (ADD) Data Realease Version (DRV) 5884 or above was installed on their VITROS System. Foreign affiliates were informed of the issue via e-mail on 5/24/2016 and instructed to notify their consignees of the issue and required actions. Customers with questions were advised to contact Ortho's Customer Technical Services at 1-800-421-3311. For questions regarding this recall call 908-218-8776.


  • Model / Serial
    Lots 2915 (exp. December 2016) and 1995 (exp. July 2016)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (Nationwide, Puerto Rico) and Internationally to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, Spain, Poland, and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    VITROS Chemistry Products Calibrator Kit 29, REF/Product Code 680 2344, used in conjunction with VITROS Chemistry Products dTIBC Reagent Generation 30 (GEN 30), REF 680 2001, and Assay Data Disk (ADD), REF/Product Code 6801876 (Unique Device No. 10758750001576), Data Release Versions (DRVs) 5870 through 5883 inclusive; IVD --- Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics || For in vitro diagnostic use only. VITROS Chemistry Products Calibrator Kit 29 is used to calibrate the VITROS 5,1 FS Chemistry System, the VITROS 4600 Chemistry System and the VITROS 5600 Integrated System for the quantitative measurement of total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) using VITROS Chemistry Products dTIBC Reagent.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, 1000 Lee Road, Rochester NY 14606
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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