Recall of PhD System EIA/IFAversion 2.1A software

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.

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 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
    Station, pipeting and diluting for clinical use - Product Code JQW
  • Reason
    Incorrect patient results are being generated from out-of-range samples tested withc ompetitive enzyme immunoassays on the phd system with software version 2.1a.
  • Action
    BIO-RAD sent an URGENT: MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION letter dated September 29, 2009, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to immediately examine their customer records to identify all PhD System customers that are using version 2.1A of the EIA/IFA Software and Methods CD-ROM. Customers who are not running competitive immunoassays on the PhD System may continue using the 2.1A software. Customers who run competitive immunoassays must revert to software version 2.0B. Customers were instructed to translate if necessary and add local contact information to the customer letter and distribute to all PhD System customers that are using 2.1A of the EIA/IFA Software and Methods CD-ROM. A Customer Medical Device Correction Response Form must be collected from each customer to ensure that they have received this important communication. Once forms have been collected from all applicable customers, they should be faxed to Bio-Rad CSD Regulatory Affairs Department along with the completed Subsidiary Medical Device Correction Response Form. For questions regarding this recall call 510-741-3954.


  • Model / Serial
    Model 426-0246, software version 2.1A
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including AL, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, and VT and the countries of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, France, Sweden, and Canada
  • Product Description
    PhD System EIA/IFAversion 2.1A software, model number 426-0246, a component of the Bio-Rad PhD System. Manufactured by Bio-Rad Laboratories, France, Distributed by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA. || EIA and IFA processing system that consists of a PhD fluid handling station (s) linked to a network computer via ethernet hub. The computer provides worklist generation, data management, data reduction and microplate reader control functions.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, 4000 Alfred Nobel Dr, Hercules CA 94547-1803
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