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Class 2 Device Recall VITEK 2 Compact computer system

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 Class 2 Recall
VITEK 2 Compact computer system
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Date Posted March 25, 2013
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-0991-2013
Recall Event ID 64394
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K050002 
Product Classification Susceptibility Test Cards, Antimicrobial - Product Code LTW
Product VITEK 2 Compact computer system when equipped with the following Hewlett-Packard PC models: (1) dc7100 8-port, Cat. #W0441; (2) dc7100 8-port (refurbished), Cat. #W0441R; (3) dc7700 8-port, Cat. #W0447; (4) dc7700 8-port (refurbished), Cat. #W0447R; (5) dc7800, Cat. #W0449; (6) dc7800 (refurbished), Cat. #W0449R (7) rp5700, Cat. #W0452; (8) rp5700 (refurbished), Cat. #W0452R; (9) rp5800 XPE, Cat. 413642; (10) rp5800WES7, Cat. #413862; (11) d530 6-port, Cat. #W0438; (12) d530 6-port (refurbished), Cat. #W0438R; and (13) d530 4-port, Cat. #W0437. VITEK 2 is an automated system designed for the identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria and yeast.
Code Information Manufactured from September, 2004, to present.
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Biomerieux Inc
595 Anglum Rd
Hazelwood, Missouri 63042-2320
For Additional Information Contact Jeffrey S. Scanlan
314-731-8694
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is a potential to link an isolate result to the wrong patient and then upload the results to the LIS.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design
Action bioMerieux sent an "URGENT PRODUCT CORRECTION NOTICE" dated February 20, 2013 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Contact Emails were issued by the recalling firm on 2/18/2013 and 2/19/2013 to their subsidiaries and to distributors. Letters began issuing to customers via e-mail on 2/20/2013. Contact bioMerieux Clinical Customer Service at (800) 682-2666 for questions regarding this notice.
Quantity in Commerce For all 3 computers types: 16,736 originally distributed; 554 refurbished and redistributed
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaidjian, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Camaroun, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Demark, Dominican Republic, Dutch Antilles, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Herzegovina, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Moldavia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger Niamey, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen.
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 = LTW and Original Applicant = BIOMERIEUX, INC.
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