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Class 2 Device Recall VITROS Chemistry Products Specialty Diluent

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  Class 2 Device Recall VITROS Chemistry Products Specialty Diluent see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 26, 2014
Date Posted April 28, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 27, 2017
Recall Number Z-1519-2014
Recall Event ID 67883
510(K)Number K962235  
Product Classification Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
Product VITROS Chemistry Products Specialty Diluent, REF 855 9825, 6 x 3 mL, IVD --- Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. Rochester, NY
Code Information Lot F3168 (exp. 30 Sep 2014)
Recalling Firm/
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
100 Indigo Creek Dr
Rochester NY 14626-5101
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) confirmed the potential for lower than expected C-Reactive Protein (CRP) results only to be generated when using VITROS Chemistry Products Specialty Diluent (Lot F3168) or VITROS Chemistry Products FS Diluent Pack 3 (Lot 01-3266). The VITROS Instructions for Use states that if the if a C-reactive protein concentration exceeds the systems measuring (reportable or dynamic) range, dilute the sample with VITROS Specialty Diluent or a patient sample containing a low concentration of CRP. An initial threefold dilution is recommended. Internal testing determined that results using VITROS CRP Slides have the potential for approximately 51% bias using a 3x dilution factor.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action On 3/26/2014, Urgent Product Correction Notification Letters were sent via FedEx overnight courier and/or US Postal Service Priority Mail (for PO Boxes only) to US consignees (OCD Direct, Drop-Ship and US Federal Government) to inform them of the issue and advise them to discontinue use of the affected lot(s), discard the affected lots and to inform their Laboratory Medical Director if they suspect that a previously reported result may have been affected. Replacement product will be sent for the product discarded. J&J Foreign affiliate consignees were notified by e-mail informing them of the issue on 3/26/2014.
Quantity in Commerce 1656 distributed (1200 went to warehouse in France)
Distribution Nationwide, Puerto Rico, and foreign distribution to 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 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 = JJE and Original Applicant = JOHNSON & JOHNSON CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS, INC.