Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Triage Drugs of Abuse Panel Plus TCA

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
    Enzyme immunoassay, amphetamine - Product Code DKZ
  • Causa
    The recall was initiated because alere san diego has confirmed false positive thc results obtained on triage drugs of abuse plus tca 25 devices from lots 235991 and 238928.
  • Acción
    A recall communication was initiated on July 1, 2011 with Alere San Diego forwarding a Product Notification and a Verification Form (via fax, e-mail or direct mail) to all their customers who purchased the Triage Drugs of Abuse Plus TCA 25 Test Kit, PN 9200, Lots 235991 and 238928. The letter provides the customers with an explanation of the problem identified and an action to be taken. The firm reminds customers that clinical consideration and professional judgment must be applied to any test result. Customers were instructed to retain the Product Notification letter for their records as documentation that they have received the information and to ensure that all users have a copy. Alere will replace the lots at the customer's request. As the customers complete the fax back form, they were instructed to indicate whether they wish to replace the affected product. Customers were instructed to complete and fax the enclosed Verification Form within 10 days to confirm their receipt of the notice. If customers have any further questions or need to report any concerns they have about the Triage Drugs of Abuse Plus TCA performance, they were instructed to contact Technical Services at (877) 308-8287 or by e-mail at


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lots 235991 and 238928.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution -- US and to Canada.
  • Descripción del producto
    Triage Drugs of Abuse Panel Plus TCA 25 Test Kit, PN (Model Number) 92000 || An immunoassay used for the qualitative determination of the presence of the major metabolites of drugs of abuse and Tricyclic Antidepressants in urine.
  • 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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