Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Radiometer ABL90 Flex blood gas analyser. An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD)

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Radiometer Pacific Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class I
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Radiometer has recently become aware that the abl90 flex in a very rare specific situation can aspirate calcium solution instead of rinse solution.The specific situation can occur when the following takes place:1. the analyser is in ready mode;2. operator lifts the inlet and then closes it again, thereby initiating a rinse; and3. immediately after lifts the inlet and quickly closes it again.In this situation, it will lead to several parameters reported incorrectly. some of the parameters will not have an error message or question mark indicating a problem with the result.
  • Acción
    Radiometer are advising customers: 1. Inform users of the ABL90 FLEX analyser that the inlet is not to be repeatedly lifted and closed. If this does happen, the easiest way to reset the analyser flow selector manually is to re-install the solution pack. Follow the procedure described in the IFU for installation of a solution pack. Users may re-use the same solution pack; 2. It is recommended that users review previous results, where cNa+ and cCl- results are off from the expected results with the values found in table 1 stated in the customer letter; Radiometer will release a software solution (SW V 3.4) which corrects this issue. An updated IFU will also be provided to users upon completion of the software upgrade.