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Class 3 Device Recall Urine Specimen Collection Kit

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 Class 3 Recall
Urine Specimen Collection Kit
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Date Posted June 14, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated on August 26, 2014
Recall Number Z-1793-2014
Recall Event ID 68229
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Urine Collection Kit (Excludes Hiv Testing) - Product Code OIE
Product APTIMA Urine Collection Kit; Catalog Number 301040, Lots 27231, 27232, 27233, and 27234. Product Usage: The APTIMA Urine Specimen Collection Kit for Male and Female Urine Specimens is for use with APTIMA assays. The APTIMA Urine Specimen Collection Kit is intended to be used for the collection and transport of male or female urine specimens.
Code Information Catalog #301040. Lot Numbers: 27231, 27232, 27233, 27234. Expriation Date: 31JAN2015.
Recalling Firm/
Gen-Probe Inc
10210 Genetic Center Dr
San Diego, California 92121-4362
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Incorrect labeling was used on each pouch of the affected lots of APTIMA Urine Specimen Collection Kits. The outer box of the kits are identified correctly as "APTIMA Urine Collection Kits"; however, the inner pouches are incorrectly labeled as "APTIMA Unisex Swab Collection Kit for Endocervical and Male Urethral Swab Specimens."
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Hologic sent a Recall Notice letter dated April 14, 2014 via overnight mail (FedEx) to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The notification letter requests customers to: 1. segregate the entire contents of the affected kit lots 2. reconcile and destroy all partial and/or full kits remaining in inventory and to document; the amount destroyed on the Customer Response Form provided with the Recall Notice; 3. if the urine collection kits were further distributed to other collection sites, then to notify them of this issue; and 4. complete and return the Customer Response Form to Technical Support (contact information is provided in the notification letter). For additional information, questions, or concerns, contact Hologic Molecular (Technical) Support. Toll Free: 888-484-4747 Direct: 858-410-8511 Fax: 858-410-8250 Email: molecularsupport@hologic.com.
Quantity in Commerce 4,740 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide and the countries of Canada (CA), Denmark (DK), France (FR), Germany (DE), and the United States (US), Belgium (BE), United Kingdom (GB).
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = OIE and Original Applicant = GEN-PROBE, INC.