Recall of Device Recall VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products AFP Reagent Pack

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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  • 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, test,alpha-fetoprotein for testicular cancer - Product Code LOJ
  • Reason
    Ortho clinical diagnostics (ocd) confirmed that specific lots of vitros immunodiagnostic products afp reagent pack product exhibit an increase in the reaction signal over time potentially resulting in the inability to calibrate and use the product.
  • Action
    The firm, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, sent an "IMPORTANT PRODUCT CORRECTION NOTIFICATION" Customer Letter (Ref. CL2016-098) dated 5/9/2016, via FedEx overnight courier and/ or ORTHO PLUS e-Communications and/ or US Postal Service Priority Mail (for PO Boxes only) to all customers who received the affected product. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to discontinue distributing and discard the affected lots; complete and return the Confirmation of Receipt form by May 18, 2016 via Fax to 1.888.557.3759 or 1.585.453.4110 or scan to PDF and email to:, and forward this notification if you have distributed these systems outside of your facility. If you have any questions, contact Customer Technical Services at 1-800-421-3311.


  • Model / Serial
    Lots 6471 (expiry date 19-Jul-2016), 6480 (expiry date 23-Aug-2016)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products AFP Reagent Pack, REF/Product Code 680 0784, Unique Device Identifier No. 10758750000876, IVD; --- Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Percoed, Bridgend, UK --- Please note: the VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products AFP Calibrators, Unique Device Identifier No. 10758750000913, REF 680 0863, were included in the communication because they are lot-linked to the Reagent Packs and cannot be used with any other lot of reagent. There is no known failure with the Calibrators. || For the quantitative measurement of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) concentrations in human serum using the VITROS ECi/ECiQ Immunodiagnostic Systems, the VITROS 3600 Immunodiagnostic System and the VITROS 5600 Integrated System to aid in the management of patients with non-seminomatous testicular cancer.
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  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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