Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Alere Cholestech LDX System

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Alere San Diego.

¿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.

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  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    in vitro diagnostic - Product Code CHH
  • Causa
    Alere has identified that a bias on results for certain analytes tested on the alere cholestech ldx system may exist due to humidity variability.
  • Acción
    Alere sent an Updated Urgent Recall Notification Letter in March 2012 to all their customers who are in possession of one or more Cholestech LDX Systems. The updated letter provides the customers with important information about the problem identified and the actions to be taken. Customers are instructed to operate their device in a controlled environment that maintains humidity within 40-60% relative humidity if the device has not been upgraded with ROM pack v3.40. If humidity cannot be monitored, the device is no longer CLIA waived. Customers are instructed to complete the customer verification form. A previous notice from Alere sent in November 2010 instructs users to contact Alere to receive the ROM pack upgrade. Customers may email to request an electronic form to complete and return via email. Customers can expect their ROM packs approximately 10 to 14 business days after Alere receives their request. If customers have transferred ownership to another party, they can email Alere at with the updated contact information. If customers are not currently using their Cholestech LDX System, it is recommended that the ROM Pack upgrade be installed prior to restarting use of any Cholestech LDX analyzer. Customers with questions regarding this communication can call Alere at (877) 441-7440, option 1 or email at


  • Modelo / Serial
    ROM versions prior to 3.40
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide distribution including USA
  • Descripción del producto
    Alere Cholestech LDX Analyzer, Model Number: 10-004, 14-874, 14-875, in vitro diagnostic.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Alere San Diego, 9975 Summers Ridge Rd, San Diego CA 92121-2997
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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