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Class 2 Device Recall Roche Ammonia/Ethanol/CO2 Control A

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  Class 2 Device Recall Roche Ammonia/Ethanol/CO2 Control A see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 14, 2007
Date Posted December 29, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 22, 2009
Recall Number Z-0379-2008
Recall Event ID 45805
510(K)Number K031880  
Product Classification Analyte Calibrator - Product Code JJY
Product Roche Ammonia/Ethanol/CO2 Control A (Abnormal) for use in conjunction with Roche/Hitachi, COBAS INTEGRA, cobas c111 and cobas 46250 c 501 clinical chemistry analyzers; Cat. Number. 20753009190. Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
Code Information Lots No: 179021-01 and 179021-02; exp. 3/31/2008. 
Recalling Firm/
Roche Diagnostics Corp.
9115 Hague Rd
Indianapolis IN 46250-0416
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
High Quality Control Recovery: Undetected high quality control recovery in bicarbonate assay.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process design
Action Consignees were notified of this recall by an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter sent on 11/14/07. The letter instructed the users to immediately discontinue use of Ammonia/ Ethanol/CO2 Control N and Ammonia/Ethanol/CO2 Control A (with listed lots) for quality control assessment of the bicarbonate assay. They were informed that controls may still be used to assess ammonia and ethanol, but alternative controls must be used for assessment of the bicarbonate assay. Consignees are instructed to destroy products at their facility. Consignees were notified of the availability of replacement product via letter dated .
Quantity in Commerce 1,296
Distribution Nationwide Distibution
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 = JJY and Original Applicant = ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS CORP.