Recall of Device Recall VITROS (R) Chemistry Products Calibrator Kit 17

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

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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
    Calibrator, secondary - Product Code JIT
  • Reason
    Calibrator values assigned for the calibrator kit lots were released using a reference method that was undergoing validation for a new lot of european reference material (erm). the validation process was not complete prior to calibrator value assignment for vitros (r) chemistry products hscrp reagent (product code 6801739), generation (gen) 28.
  • Action
    Customer Product Correction Letters (CL2014-143, dated 5/12/14) were sent on 5/12/2014 via FedEx overnight courier and/or US Postal Service Priority Mail (for PO Boxes only) and /or ORTHO PLUS e-Communications to US consignees (OCD Direct, Drop-Ship and US Federal Government) to inform them of the issue and advise them to discontinue use of the affected calibrator lot(s), and inform their Laboratory Medical Director if they suspect that a previously reported result may have been affected. Distributor letter (DL2014-143) was also sent on 5/12/2014 via US Postal Service Priority Mail and/or FedEx overnight courier to US Distributor consignees and instructed to notify their consignees of the issue and the required actions. Foreign affiliates were pre-notified via e-mail on 5/08/2014 that the communication of this issue and required actions is imminent and were sent the finalized recall communication on 5/12/2014.


  • Model / Serial
    Lots 1732 (exp. 31-Jul-2014), 1743 (exp. 31-Jul-2014), 1753 (exp. 28-Feb-2015), 1764 (31-Jul-2015)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (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 (R) Chemistry Products Calibrator Kit 17, Product Code/ Catalog Number 6801701 -- For in vitro diagnostic use only --- VITROS Chemistry Products Calibrator Kit 17 is used in conjunction with VITROS Chemistry Products FS Calibrator 1 to calibrate VITROS 5,1 FS Chemistry System, the VITROS 4600 Chemistry System and the VITROS 5600 Integrated System for the quantitative measurement of C-reactive protein (CRP) using VITROS hsCRP Reagent.
  • Manufacturer


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