Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de TCAutomation / enGen Laboratory Automation Systems. 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 Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics.

¿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 II
  • 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
    Recapped tubes can lean in their storage holes, causing them to touch neighbouring tubes and interfere with the movement of the robot gripper. the gripper does not have enough space to properly place the tubes in the storage racks due to leaning tubes in the racks. there is a potential for the caps to fall off of or be knocked from sample tubes placed in the storage racks of entry/exit modules. there is also the possibility for the gripper to grab a tube at the wrong height and drop the tube in the entry/exit modules. these situations may result in splashing of bio-hazardous fluid, and sample cross-contamination may occur if there is an uncapped tube in the rack.
  • Acción
    The rack profile configuration has been modified in a way that tubes are loaded to only every second position. Because existing rack is used, this does not require new software release for TCA. This modified rack profile configuration will prevent tubes to lean too close to the next one while loading it and thus preventing possible collision. Thermo Fisher is recommending their customers to install the modified rack profile configuration. Installation of the modified rack profile can be done by authorised service engineer. Thermo Fisher will release a new version of storage cap which has bevelled upper part to ease gripper and tube movements. Release is expected in a few months.


  • Modelo / Serial
    TCAutomation / enGen Laboratory Automation Systems. An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD)Product Code: ENGENRecapper CapsProduct Code: 952238 or 6844286 onlyRecapper Module (230V) or Recapper Module (110V) Product Code: 952036-EG or 952136-EGRack Entry and Exit Module and/or Rack Exit ModuleProduct Code: 952020-EG/6844086 or 952019-EG/6844103Storage Rack Slim 100 positions or Storage Rack 180 positions:Product Code: 952075 or 952073
  • Manufacturer