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Class 2 Device Recall The ABL90 FLEX analyzer

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  Class 2 Device Recall The ABL90 FLEX analyzer see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 05, 2012
Date Posted August 08, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 20, 2013
Recall Number Z-2164-2012
Recall Event ID 62503
510(K)Number K120197  
Product Classification Electrode measurement, blood-gases (pco2, po2) and blood ph - Product Code CHL
Product ABL90 FLEX software version 2.7 MR3.
The ABL90 FLEX analyzer is intended for in vitro testing of samples of heparinized whole blood.
Code Information Part Number: 393-090, all production runs, 393-090R0026N0010 to 393-090R0179N010
Recalling Firm/
Radiometer America Inc
810 Sharon Dr
Westlake OH 44145-1521
For Additional Information Contact
440-871-8900 Ext. 209
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A customer has reported an error on an ABL8xx configured to a Hospital Information System using the data transfer protocol HL7 version 2.5. If the instrument transmits results to a HIS system and the connection is broken the results are queued for later transmission. If the ABL and HIS system are configured with HL7 2.5, any results in the queue will be mixed up when the instrument transmits t
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action The firm, Radiometer, sent two "Priority Level: Urgent" letters one dated July 9, 2012 and the other dated July 24, 2012 to its affected customers via FedEx with tracking. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The customers were instructed to complete and return the attached Recall Response Fax Form via fax to 800-736-0601. The letter informed the customers that a local service representative will be contacting them shortly to install a software update that will prevent this from occuring (in the event that you utilize HL7 version 2.5 or intend to at some future date.) If you have any questions regarding this letter or the Recall, please contact Radiometer America Technical Support at 1-800-736-0600 opt. 4.
Quantity in Commerce 1427 ABL 90 Instruments
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including the states of AK, AL, AR, AZ, BM, 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, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY, and the countries of Canada, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe.
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