Recall of VARIANT(tm) nbs Sickle Cell Prograin Reorder Pack.

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
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  • Event Risk Class
    Class 3
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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
    Abnormal hemoglobin quantitation - Product Code GKA
  • Reason
    The affected resin update cd-roms cause all user-defined settings in the setup/test/data setup sub screen and set/test/pattern setting sub screen to be overwritten when the update kit procedure is performed.
  • Action
    Bio-Rad Laboratories sent out the Urgent Medical Device Correction notice on 4/14/2011, by Federal Express. An Update was sent on May 13th, advising customers of a minor discrepancy in the parameters included on the affected Resin Update CD-ROMs. Customers were instructed to examine your inventory for the affected reorder pack lots. Please complete and return the Medical Device Correction Response Form Questions regarding this recall please call (510) 724-6114.


  • Model / Serial
    Resin Update CD-ROM, 250-3020 lot # AA 00092 goes with Reorder Pack Lot No. 50392618 Resin Update CD-ROM, 250-3020 lot # BA 00092 goes with Reorder Pack Lot No 50300210.  Resin Update CD-ROM, 250-3020 lot # CA 00092  Reorder Pack Lot No 50300645 & 50300650. Expiration date: 05/31/2011, 06/30/2011, 08/31/2011 PIN No. 250-3000;
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA , Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, France, Italy, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    VARIANT nbs Sickle Program Resin Update CD-ROM; Model Number:250-3020, included in 250-3000; Distributed and Manufactured by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. The VARIANT nbs Sickle Cell Program is intended as a qualitative screen for the presence of hemoglobins F, A, S, D, C and E in eluates of neonatal blood collected on filter paper by high-performance liquid chromatography(HPLC). The VARIANT nbs Sickle Cell Program is intended for Professional use only.
  • Manufacturer


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