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Class 2 Device Recall ABL800 FLEX

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  Class 2 Device Recall ABL800 FLEX see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 24, 2017
Create Date December 08, 2017
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 10, 2023
Recall Number Z-0231-2018
Recall Event ID 78445
510(K)Number K041874  
Product Classification Electrode measurement, blood-gases (pco2, po2) and blood ph - Product Code CHL
Product ABL800 analyzer with FLEXQ module.

Device intended for in vitro testing of samples of whole blood for the parameters pCO2, cK+, cNa+, cCa2+, cCl , cGlu, cLac, cCrea, ctBil, and co-oximetry parameters (ctHb, sO2, and the hemoglobin fractions FO2Hb, FCOHb, FMetHb, FHHb and FHbF) - in vitro testing of samples of expired air for the parameters pO2 and pCO2. It is also used for in vitro testing of pleura samples for the pH parameter
Code Information All serial numbers
Recalling Firm/
Radiometer America Inc
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Due to misinterpretation of the barcode by the scanner, when the registration receipt barcode is scanned by the analyzer , a result from a different patient will be printed or displayed on the analyzer.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software in the Use Environment
Action Customer were notified via letter using FedEx tracking on approximately October 24, 2017. Instructions included verification that the test results and the patient and demographic information matches, that Radiometer America is working to improve the software to remove the possibility of the code being misinterpreted, and to notify customers if the product has been further distributed. For further questions, please call (800) 736-0600.
Quantity in Commerce 1,749 analyzers
Distribution USA (nationwide) to: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY. Distributed internationally to Canada.
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 = CHL and Original Applicant = RADIOMETER MEDICAL APS