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  Class 2 Device Recall see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 21, 2004
Date Posted March 11, 2005
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 30, 2005
Recall Number Z-0610-05
Recall Event ID 30664
510(K)Number K932642  K972673  
Product AVL Scientific Corp. brand 9180 SnapPak Type D, BP5206, for use only in the AVL 9180 electrolyte analyzer, Roche part number 03112357182.
Code Information All units. (Sold only outside of the U.S. by Sysmex in Japan.)
Recalling Firm/
Roche Diagnostics Corp.
9115 Hague Rd
Indianapolis IN 46256-1025
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A defective seam in the two chamber pouch may result in the mixing of reagents, which would either result in an inability to calibrate the analyzer or would bias patient results.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Own name distributor consignees were notified on or about 1/3/05 via letter dated 12/21/04, and were requested to discontinue shipment of the product, notify all of their customers of the recall and to discard product. Roche consignees were notified via letter dated 12/21/04, requested to notify their customers if they had further distributed the product, and instructed to discard all inventory of product.
Quantity in Commerce 3909 units
Distribution Nationwide, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Russia, San Salvador, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and Uruguay.

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 = and Original Applicant = AVL SCIENTIFIC CORP.