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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of July 18, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Alere Triage BNP PN 98000XR Intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis and assessment of severity of congestive heart failure (also referred to as heart failure).
Recall Number Z-1931-2012
Classification Class I
Code Info Phase 1: K50671B, W49486B, W49487B, W49489B, W49498B, W49500B, W49873B, W49890B, W49895B, W49896B, W49934B, W49947B, W49948B, W49950B, W49962B, W49968B, W50257B, W50278B, W50279B, W50282B, W50287B, W50294B, and W50313B. Phase 2: K50665B, W49855B, W49862B, W49865B, W49887B, W49892B, W49893B, W49894B, W49900B, W49933B, W49939B, W49953B, W49958B, W49960B, W49961B, W50252B, W50268B, W50273B, W50274B, W50290B, W50292B, W50295B, W50297B, W50298B, W50304B, W50355B, W50357B, and W50375B.
Product Distributed Qty 30,083 kits
Reason For Recall Certain lots of the affected products may have significantly decreased precision relative to the package insert, which could result in an increased frequency of false positive or false negative results. These false positive and false negative results are unpredictable within lots and may not be detected by Quality Control testing.

Event Detail

Event Id 61927
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Alere San Diego, Inc.
City San Diego
State CA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-05-22
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Nationwide Distribution