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Class 2 Device Recall Roche LightCycler

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 Class 2 Recall
Roche LightCycler
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Date Posted December 12, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated on September 08, 2008
Recall Number Z-0459-2008
Recall Event ID 38897
Product Classification Analyzer, Chemistry, Micro, For Clinical Use - Product Code JJF
Product Roche Diagnostics LightCycler Capillaries (100uL) for use in conjunction with the LightCycler analyzers; Catalog #: 03337090001, plus any capillaries received at the time of installation of the LightCycler instruments or systems **, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Indianapolis 46250.(**LightCycler 2.0 System, Catalog Number: 04391039001; Batch Number Range: 1415471-1415933; LightCycler 2.0 Instrument-Laptop; Catalog Number: 03603946001; Batch Number Range; 1415434-1415734; LightCycler 2.0 Instrument-Desktop; Catalog Number: 03531414201; Batch Number Range: 1415271-1415732
Code Information Lots 34979900, exp. 2/28/08; 35290100, exp. 2/28/08; 35293300 and 35296200 plus any capillaries received at the time of installation of the LightCycler instruments or systems**. (**LightCycler 2.0 System, Catalog Number: 04391039001; Batch Number Range: 1415471-1415933; LightCycler 2.0 Instrument-Laptop; Catalog Number: 03603946001; Batch Number Range; 1415434-1415734; LightCycler 2.0 Instrument-Desktop; Catalog Number: 03531414201; Batch Number Range: 1415271-1415732)
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Roche Diagnostics Corp.
9115 Hague Rd
Indianapolis, Indiana 46250-0416
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
False Negative Results: Air bubbles in the lens or the area surrounding the lens of the LightCycler 100 uL capillaries may cause false negative results. The affected capillaries showed up to a 40% reduction in signal
FDA Determined
Cause 2
COMPONENT CONTROLS (GMP - GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE): Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Consignees were notified by Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated 8/30/07, to discontinue use of the 100uL capillaries, plus all of those received at installation, and to disposed of them per local guidelines.
Quantity in Commerce 119 boxes of 96 capillaries each
Distribution Nationwide
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

 
1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
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