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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of December 19, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Cobas b 123 POC system cobas b 123 POC system is fully automated POC system for whole blood in vitro measurement of pH, blood gases (BG), electrolytes Na+ K+, iCa2+ (ISE), hematocrit (Hct), metabolites (Gluc, Lac), total hemoglobin (tHb), hemoglobin derivatives (O2Hb, HHB, COHB, MetHb), and oxygen saturation (SO2). In addition, the cobas b 123 POC system calculates derived parameters. It is dedicated for use in a Point-of-Care environment and laboratory.
Recall Number Z-0522-2013
Classification Class II
Code Info Part number: 05169992001 cobas b 123 Fluid Pack COOX, 200 with Lot# 21426121 and Lot# 21426171.
Product Distributed Qty 23 units of Fluid Pack COOX, 200 were distributed
Reason For Recall It has been determined that cobas b 123 Fluid Pack COOX cuvettes for lot numbers 21426121 and 21426171, exhibit a significant increase in the out-of-box failure rate caused by a change in the thickness in the cuvette layer. Internal investigations found the altered thickness of the cuvette was due to production equipment settings. Cuvettes were produced within specifications, but within the upper limit of the tolerance level which could lead to a significant increase in the out-of box failure rate.

Event Detail

Event Id 63680
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
City Indianapolis
State IN
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-11-14
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Nationwide Distribution including NE and AZ.