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Class 2 Device Recall BD Gram Stain Kit

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 Class 2 Recall
BD Gram Stain Kit
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Date Posted July 18, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on December 10, 2012
Recall Number Z-2031-2012
Recall Event ID 61769
Product Classification Stains, Microbiologic - Product Code JTS
Product BD Gram Stain Kit, containing 1- 250 mL bottle of Gram Crystal Violet, and additional reagents: Gram Iodine (Stabilized), Gram Decolorizer, Gram Safranin. Gram Stain Kits and Reagents are used to stain microorganisms from cultures or specimens by the differential Gram method.
Code Information Lot 1348873, Exp April 30, 2013
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Becton Dickinson & Co.
BD Diagnostic Systems
7 Loveton Circle
Sparks, Maryland 21152-0999
For Additional Information Contact Gail Claiborne
410-316-4054
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Potential for increase level of artifacts to appear as large, spherical and easy to distinguish or small & more difficult to distinguish from gram positive cocci.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
COMPONENT CONTROLS (GMP - GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE): Material/Component Contamination
Action BD Diagnostic Systems sent an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" letter dated April 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers to discontinue use and discard the affected product. An Acknowledgement Form was attached for customers to complete and return via fax to 410-316-4258. Contact the BD Customer Service Department for questions regarding this recall.
Quantity in Commerce 539 kits
Distribution Nationwide Distribution.
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.
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