Recall of Device Recall VITROS Immunodiagnostic HBsAg Controls

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
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Status
  • 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
    Kit, serological, positive control - Product Code MJX
  • Reason
    The signal/cutoff (s/c) results may increase throughout the open-reconstituted timeframe of the allowed 5 days. increased results may occur on both the negative and positive controls. the positive control, although showing elevated results, was still within acceptable performance.
  • Action
    The firm, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, distributed "Important Product Correction Notification" letters (Ref. CL2016-129) dated 6/22/2016 and Confirmation of Receipts to their customers via FedEx overnight courier and/ or ORTHO PLUS e-Communications and/ or US Postal Service Priority Mail (for PO Boxes only). Foreign affiliates were informed by email (on 22 June 2016) of the issue and instructed to notify their consignees of the issue and required actions. All customers who received the affected product were instructed to immediately discontinue using and discard the affected lots. Forward a copy of the notification if you have provided the affected lot(s) outside of your facility. Post a copy of the notification by each VITROS System that processes VITROS HBsAg Controls and Complete and return the Confirmation of Receipt-Response Required form via fax to: 1.888.557.3759 or 1.585.453.4110 or scan to PDF and email to: RA-OCDUS-CONFIRMAD@ORTHOCLINICALDIAGNOSTICS.COM no later 7/1/2016. (Note: If you DO NOT have an alternate lot, it is acceptable to continue using the affected lot(s) following these instructions: 1) Control results must be within acceptable limits on the day of reconstitution (Day 1). 2) Store open-reconstituted vials frozen for up to 4 weeks. The firm recommends that customers aliquot the open-reconstituted material prior to freezing so that multiple aliquots of the same vial can be used. 3) Upon receipt of your replacement order, discard all remaining inventory. Customers with questions please call the Ortho Technical Solutions Center at 1-800-421-3311.


  • Model / Serial
    Product Code 6800598-Lot #'s: 1) 0860, 2) 0870, 3) 0880, 4) 0890, 5) 0908 Expiration: 1) 29-MAR-17, 2) 12-JUN-17, 3) 02-JUL-17, 4) 23-NOV-17, 5) 29-JAN-18
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and countries of: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Panama, Singapore, Venezuela, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland.
  • Product Description
    VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products HBsAg Controls, Product Code 6800598 || For in vitro diagnostic use only. For use in monitoring the performance of the VITROS ECi/ECiQ Immunodiagnostic Systems, the VITROS 3600 Immunodiagnostic System and the VITROS 5600 Integrated System when used for the in vitro qualitative detection of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) in human serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA or citrate). The performance of the VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products HBsAg Controls has not been established with any other HBsAg assay.
  • Manufacturer


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