Recall of VITROS CKMB Calibrators

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 3
  • 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, multi-analyte mixture - Product Code JIX
  • Reason
    Internal testing demonstrated that opened-reconstituted vitros ck-mb calibrators stored at -20 degrees celsius (-4 degrees farenheit) generated invalid calibrations that were detected by positively biased quality control results.
  • Action
    Ortho Clinical Diagnostic sent a " Important Product Correction Notification" letter dated April 3, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The customers were informed of the issue and advised they must discontinue storage of opened-reconstituted vials of VITROS CK-MB Calibrators frozen at -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Farenheit). The same day, the Distributor letters were sent via US Postal Service Priority Mail or FedEx overnight courier to US Distributor consignees who were informed of the issue and instructed to notify their customers of the issue and actions. Also on April 3, 2013, the foreign affiliates were informed of the issue by e-mail and instructed to notify their consignees of the issue and actions. Confirmation of Receipt - Important Response Required so that we can complete our records, please return this form to us no later than April 19, 2013. FAX: 1-888-557-3759 or 1-585-453-4110 We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused your laboratory. If you have any additional questions, please call Customer Technical Services at 1-800-421-3311.


  • Model / Serial
    Lots 1400 (exp. 22 April 2013), 1410 (exp. 20 May 2013), 1420 (exp. 12 July 2013), 1430 (exp. 5 August 2013) , 1440 (exp. 10 September 2013), 1450 (exp. 18 November 2013), 1460 (exp. 18 November 2013), 1465 (exp. 13 November 2013), 1480 (exp. 3 January 2014)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - Nationwide including Puerto Rico, and the countries of Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, Spain and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products CK-MB Calibrators, REF 128 6293, IVD, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics High Wycombe HP12 4DP, UK || For use in the calibration of the VITROS ECi/ECiQ Immunodiagnostic Systems, the VITROS 3600 Immunodiagnostic System and the VITROS 5600 Integrated System for the quantitative measurement of CK-MB in human serum and plasma (EDTA or heparin).
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, 100 Indigo Creek Dr, Rochester NY 14626-5101
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source