Recall of Device Recall VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products Total T4 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 2
  • 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
    Enzyme immunoassay, non-radiolabeled, total thyroxine - Product Code KLI
  • Reason
    Ortho-clinical diagnostics confirmed that sample results generated from vitros immunodiagnostic products total t4 reagent packs may show a negative bias prior to the open pack storage limit of <= 8 weeks that is located in the instructions for use (ifu) for vitros immunodiagnostic products total t4 reagent pack.
  • Action
    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics sent an Important Product Correction Notification letter (Ref. CL2016-112) dated June 2, 2016, to all affected customers 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 to inform them that sample results generated using VITROS Total T4 Reagent Packs that are opened for more than 4 weeks may produce a negative bias and advised them to only use the Total T4 Reagent Pack up to 4 weeks after the pack has been opened. Foreign affiliates were informed of the issue by e-mail on 6June 2, 2016, and instructed to notify their consignees of the issue and required actions. Customers with questions were instructed to contact Global Technical Solutions Center at 1-800-421-3311.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers:1836, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (Nationwide including Puerto Rico) and foreign distribution to Canada and Bermuda
  • Product Description
    VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products Total T4 Reagent Pack, REF/Product Code 874 4468, Unique Identifier No. 10758750005147, IVD --- Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, || For in vitro diagnostic use only. For the quantitative measurement of total thyroxine (T4) in human serum and plasma (EDTA or heparin) using the VITROS ECi/ECiQ Immunodiagnostic Systems, the VITROS 3600 Immunodiagnostic System and the VITROS 5600 Integrated System to aid in the differential diagnosis of thyroid disease.
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  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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