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Class 2 Device Recall VITROS Chemistry Products Vapor Adsorption Cartridge

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Date Initiated by Firm December 13, 2012
Date Posted January 30, 2013
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0755-2013
Recall Event ID 63934
Product Classification Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
Product Ortho Clinical Diagnostics VITROS¿ Chemistry Products Vapor Adsorption Cartridge REF/CAT No. 680 0100. VITROS¿ Vapor Adsorption Cartridges are used to remove vapor contaminants that may potentially interfere with Signal Reagent used with MicroWell Assays on the VITROS¿ 3600, VITROS¿ 5600, and VITROS¿ ECi/ECiQ Systems.
Code Information CAT No. 680 0100; the cartridges do not have lot numbers.
Recalling Firm/
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
100 Indigo Creek Dr
Rochester NY 14626-5101
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Jennifer Paine
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Some VITROS¿ Chemistry Products Vapor Adsorption Cartridge CAT No. 6800100 cartons incorrectly contain a Particulate Cartridge Part No. J19612. In some instances, the Particulate Cartridge has been inadvertently installed on the VITROS¿ System instead of the intended VITROS¿ Vapor Adsorption Cartridge which may bias results.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging process control
Action Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics sent URGENT PRODUCT CORRECTION Letters (dated 12/13/12) along with Q&A and Confirmation of Receipt Forms to distributors and consignees on 12/13/12. They were advised of the issue and instructed to discard their current inventory of VITROS¿ Vapor Adsorption Cartridges. On 12/13/12, foreign affiliates were informed by e-mail of the issue and instructed to notify their consignees of the issue and actions.
Quantity in Commerce Domestic: 15,891; Foreign: 5237
Distribution Worldwide Distribution, including Nationwide (USA) and the countries of AU, GM, FR, IT, SP, BR, BM, AR, CA, JA, MX, UK, CH, CL, CO, IN, EC, PE, PY, PA, PT, NZ, SG, VE and UY.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

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3 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.