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Class 2 Device Recall BD ProbeTec Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Qx Amplified DNA Assay Reagent Pack

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 Class 2 Recall
BD ProbeTec Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Qx Amplified DNA Assay Reagent Pack
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Date Posted May 03, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated on May 13, 2013
Recall Number Z-1215-2013
Recall Event ID 64444
Premarket Notification
510(K) Numbers
K081825  K090827  K090971  K091730 
Product Classification Culture Media, For Isolation Of Pathogenic Neisseria - Product Code JTY
Product BD ProbeTec Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Qx Amplified DNA Assay Reagent Pack, REF 441124, contains 12 each Microwells labeled in part ***BD ProbeTec Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Qx Amplified DNA Assay Reagent Pack REF 441124 ***For use with the BD Viper System *** Becton, Dickinson and Company 7 Loveton Circle, Sparks, MD 21152 USA www.bd.com/ds EC REP Benex Limited, Pottery Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Assay is indicated for use with asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals to aid in the diagnosis of gonococcal urogenital disease.
Code Information Lot No./Exp. Date: 2237214 / 2013-10-31.
Recalling Firm/
Becton Dickinson & Co.
BD Diagnostic Systems
7 Loveton Circle
Sparks, Maryland 21152-0999
For Additional Information Contact Gail Claiborne
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Increased levels of false positives in BD Probe Tech Neisseria gonorrhoeae Q Amplified DNA assay kits.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
PRODUCTION CONTROLS: Environmental Control
Action BD Diagnostic Systems sent an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" letter via UPS overnight delivery on February 8, 2013. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to verify that these kits have been consumed, returned or destroyed by completing the enclosed form. The firm will issue a no charge replacement for customers' product. Any product remaining in customers' inventory should be discarded or destroyed per their facility procedures. Complete the attached form regardless if any inventory remains, so that the firm may acknowledge customers' receipt of this notification. It is not necessary to contact BD by telephone to receive replacements. Complete and fax the form to: Attention: Regulatory Compliance, Fax: 410-316-4258 OR E-mail to RegulatoryComplianceFax@BD.com. If further assistance is needed regarding replacements, please contact BD Customer Service Department at 1-800-675-0908.
Quantity in Commerce 77 kits
Distribution Distributed in the states of CA, FL, GA, NJ, and TX.
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 = JTY and Original Applicant = BECTON, DICKINSON & CO.