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Date Initiated by Firm September 07, 2017
Create Date September 29, 2017
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 01, 2019
Recall Number Z-3237-2017
Recall Event ID 78097
510(K)Number K980135  
Product Classification Controls for blood-gases, (assayed and unassayed) - Product Code JJS
Product AutoCheck5+, Level 2, specifically designed for Radiometer Americas blood gas analyzers
The QUALICHECK+ quality control (QC) ampoules are specifically designed for Radiometer America s blood gas analyzers
Code Information S7745 Lot R0698
Recalling Firm/
Radiometer America Inc
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
For Additional Information Contact Technical Support
800-736-0600 Ext. 1
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Radiometer has recently become aware that a few of the AUTOCHECK 5+ level 2 ampoules, will give incorrect results for pCO2 and pO2. A defective QC ampoule will for: " pCO2 give a result close to or just outside of the low end of the control range. (4.92  5.85 kPa or 36.9  46.9 mmHg) " pO2 give a considerable higher result than the expected assigned value of 13.9 -14.3 kPa (104-107 mmHg)
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action Radiometer sent a Safety Notice dated September 7, 2017, to all affected customers. The firm initiated their recall on 09/07/2017 by email. The letter requested the following: 1. Please check your inventory and analyzers for any boxes and ampoules of above mentioned QC. 2. Discard all Boxes and ampoules of this lot. 3. Complete the response form and return it to the number on the form. Please note: If you are not the end-user of the affected product, please ensure that this letter is distributed to the final end-user. Customers with questions were advised to contact their Radiometer representative.
Quantity in Commerce 1669 Boxes
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) Internationally to Canada, Netherlands, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Spain France, Hungary, India, Denmark, Tokyo, South Korea, United Kingdom, Australia, Poland, South Africa, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, Norway, Austria, Italy, Sweden, and Finland.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JJS and Original Applicant = RADIOMETER AMERICA, INC.