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Class 2 Device Recall bioMerieux Kit, Instrument & Update

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 Class 2 Recall
bioMerieux Kit, Instrument & Update
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Date Posted November 16, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on October 28, 2013
Recall Number Z-0310-2013
Recall Event ID 63467
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System, Blood Culturing - Product Code MDB
Product bioMerieux Kit, Instrument & Update, 3D B.40 USB-ML02, Clinical instrument software, German, French, Swedish, catalog number 411925 Software update for the clinical instrument which is most commonly used to isolate and recover specimens drawn from adult and older pediatric patients that are acutely ill with signs and symptoms suggestive of blood stream infection, which can be due to a variety of sources including lung, abdomen, urinary tract, endovascular, and skin.
Code Information Identified by B.40 firmware
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Biomerieux Inc
595 Anglum Rd
Hazelwood, Missouri 63042-2320
For Additional Information Contact Alexander Earle
919-620-2682
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The product may mislabel patient information on culture specimen bottles due to a software miscommunication.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design
Action BIOMERIEUX sent an Urgent Product Correction Notice to all affected customers starting on October 16, 2012, The letter identified the affected product, the problem, and the action to be taken by hte customer. The firm provided modified instructions for use to clarify how to properly load bottles and to provide appropriate cautions and warnings concerning bottle loading. Customers were instructed to ensure that the letter and guidance on how to properly scan and load bottles is distributed, and training is provided to all appropriate personnel within their organization. Check for lost bottles in their system; fill out and return the Acknowledgement Form in Attachment A by fax to confirm receipt of the notice. Customers were instructed to contact their local bioMerieux Customers Service Representative with any questions. For questions regarding this recall call 919-620-2682.
Quantity in Commerce 556 kits
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including AR, AZ, CA, FL, KS, LA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA and WA. Internationally to Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina FASO, CANADA, CHILE, CHINA, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, COTE DIVOIRE, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EGYPT, EL SALVADOR, FRANCE, FRENCH POLYNESIA, GERMANY, GREECE, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, HONG KONG, INDIA, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, JORDAN, KENYA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, KUWAIT, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, MALTA, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, NEW CALEDONIA, NEW ZEALAND, PANAMA, PERU, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SAUDI ARABIA, SINGAPORE, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, THAILAND, TUNISIA, TURKEY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES, URUGUAY, VENEZUELA, VIETNAM, PALESTINE, AND SERBIA.
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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