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Class 2 Device Recall Bio Rad brand VARIANT II TURBO Hemoglobin Alc Program

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  Class 2 Device Recall Bio Rad brand VARIANT II TURBO Hemoglobin Alc Program see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 01, 2009
Date Posted April 11, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 30, 2011
Recall Number Z-1932-2011
Recall Event ID 54483
Product Classification Assay, glycoslylated hemoglobin - Product Code LCP
Product Bio Rad brand VARIANT II TURBO Hemoglobin Alc Program, 1600 and 2000 tests Cartridge Sets. Catalog Numbers: 270-2417 and 270-2415; Distributed and Manufactured by: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Hercules, CA
The Intended Use is as follows: The Bior-Rad II TURBO Hemoglobin A1c Program is intended for the percent determination of hemoglobin Alc in human whole blood using ion-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The Bio-Rad VARIANT II. TURBO Hemoglobin Alc Program is intended for Professional Use Only--For In Vitro Diagnostic Use. Reagent Kit Information: The VARIANT II TURBO Hemoglobin A1c program utilizes principles of ion¿exchange high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The VARIANT II Hemoglobin A1c Program is based on chromatographic separation of HbAlc on a cation exchange cartridge. System Overview: The VARIANT II TURBO Hemoglobin testing System provides an integrated method for sample preparation, separation and the percent determination of percent hemoglobin Alc in EDTA human whole blood. Technology Overview: The V ARIANT II TURBO Hemoglobin Testing is a fully automated, high-¿throughput hemoglobin analyzer. It consists of two modules- the VARIANT II Chromatographic Station (VCS) and the VARIANT II Sampling Station (VSS). In addition, a personal computer is used to control the VARIANT II TURBO System using Clinical Data Management (CDM) software. CDM is a dedicated software package of instrument control, data control, results analysis, calibration, quality control and service software.
Code Information Catalog No. 270-2415: LOTS: Lot 70291500 Exp. June 30, 2010;  Lot 70292239 Exp. June 30, 2010; and Lot 70292240 Exp. June 30, 2010.  Catalog No. 270-2417: LOTS: Lot 70291520 Exp. Dec. 2, 2009; Lot 70292241 Exp.Dec.2, 2009; Lot 70291520R Exp. Jan. 31, 2010; Lot 70292242 Exp.Jan.31, 2010; and Lot 70292318 Exp. Jan. 31, 2010  
Recalling Firm/
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc
4000 Alfred Nobel Dr
Hercules CA 94547-1803
For Additional Information Contact Jackie Buckley
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Some customers have reported the occurrence of some ramping baselines on the chromatograms. The ramping baseline can affect hemoglobin test results.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software change control
Action Bio Rad Laboratories, Inc. sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated December 1, 2009, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to immediatey examine their records to identify all customers who received one of the affected lots. Collect a Customer Medical Device Correction Response Form from every customer. Once forms were received from all applicable customers, complete the following Medical Device Correction Response Form and fax it to Bio-Rad CSD Regulatory Affairs at 510-741-3954 or pdf to CSD Recall Coordinator (excluding USSD). For questions regarding this recall call 510-724-7000.
Quantity in Commerce 1099
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore, India, China, S. Korea, Hong Kong, France, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia.
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.