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Date Initiated by Firm December 20, 2002
Date Posted July 20, 2004
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 14, 2004
Recall Number Z-1081-04
Recall Event ID 29169
Product Classification Analyzer, Heparin, Automated - Product Code JOX
Product STA Heparin Control kit used on STA analyzers (STA, STA Compact, STAR). The STA heparin control kit is a set of two plasmas containing different levels of unfractionated heparin (UFH) intended for the quality control of UFH assays performed on STA analyzers. Each kit contains 6 x 1 mL vials of Reagent 1 (STA Heparin Control 2) and 6 x 1 mL of Reagent 2 (STA Heparin Control 5) packaged in a white cardboard unit container. Distributed in the USA by : Diagnostica Stago, Inc, Five Century Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054, Lot 02019***.
Code Information Lot number 02019. Exp. 1/31/2004.
Recalling Firm/
Diagnostica Stago, Inc.
5 Century Dr
Parsippany NJ 07054-4607
For Additional Information Contact James Barrow
973-631-1200 Ext. 116
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Incorrect assay ranges on the assay value insert for Heparin Control 5.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Manufacturer notified Diagnostica Stago, US of the problem in December 2002. Diagnostica Stago sent a letter dated 12/20/2002 along with replacement insert sheet and effectiveness check forms to all consignees.
Quantity in Commerce 523
Distribution Diagnostica Stago shipped 523 kits to 133 US hospitals, laboratory, and clinics nationwide. There are 6 VA Hospitals.
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.