Recall of Roche/Hitachi cobas GENT2 ONLINE TDM Gentamicin

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Roche Diagnostics Operations, 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 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
    Enzyme immunoassay, gentamicin - Product Code LCD
  • Reason
    A high recovery of the assay may be generated, which would lead to an underdosage of gentamicin being administered to the patient.
  • Action
    Consignees were notified by recall letter dated October 7, 2009. The letter described the affected products, issue and instructed consignees to immediately discontinue use of the products. Please contact Roche Diagnostics Technical Support at 1-800-428-2336 if you have questions about the information contained in the recall letter.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers 15621900, 15617800, 15622600, 15616900, 15816200 and 15815600.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    Roche/Hitachi GENT2 ONLINE TDM Gentamicin for Roche cobas c 501 analyzer systems; Catalog no. 04490843190. || The product is used for in vitro diagnostic reagent for the quantitative determination of gentamicin in human serum or plasma on automated clinical chemistry analyzers.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., 9115 Hague Rd, Indianapolis IN 46256-1025
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source