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Class 2 Device Recall VITROS 4600 Chemistry System

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  Class 2 Device Recall VITROS 4600 Chemistry System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 10, 2014
Date Posted June 09, 2014
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1734-2014
Recall Event ID 68271
510(K)Number K031924  
Product Classification clinical chemistry analyzer - Product Code JJE
Product VITROS 4600 Chemistry System, Product Code/Catalog Number 6802445 for in vitro diagnostic use.
Code Information Software Version 3.0 and lower; Serial Numbers J46000108 through J46000403
Recalling Firm/
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
100 Indigo Creek Dr
Rochester NY 14626-5101
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Jennifer Paine
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Potential for biased results when a Multiple Window (MW) code is associated with results generated by the VITROS 4600 Chemistry System, the VITROS 5600 Integrated System and the VITROS 5,1 Chemistry System. MW codes may be associated with results from any of the following VITROS Chemistry Products using multiple point (multipoint) rate measurements. The MicroSlide assays that could be affected
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Important Product Correction Letters (CL2014-116, dated 4/10/2014) were sent on 4/10/2014 via FedEx overnight courier or ORTHO PLUS e-Communications to all customers with VITROS 5,1 FS, 5,1 FS Refurbished, 4600,and/or 5600 Systems. They were informed of the issue and advised to: -- Review VITROS ALT, ALTJ, ALKP, ALKPJ, AST, ASTJ, CHE, CHEJ, CK, CKJ, GGT, GGTJ, LDH and LDHJ results generated on VITROS 4600/5600 and 5,1 FS Systems. Do not report any results associated with an MW code. -- Perform repeat testing in singlicate on all samples with results having an MW code. Only results without an MW code are acceptable. -- Review their current Laboratory Information System (LIS) configuration to determine if changes are required in order to restrict reporting of results with an MW code. Customers with questions should contact Customer Technical Services at 1-800-421-3311. --- Foreign affiliates were informed of the issue by e-mail on 4/10/2014 and instructed to notify their consignees of the issue and actions.
Quantity in Commerce Domestic - 82, Foreign - 213 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution including US Nationwide, Puerto Rico, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, Spain, and Venezuela.
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JJE and Original Applicant = ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS