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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of August 28, 2013

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Event Detail

Event ID 65866
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Getinge USA Inc
City Rochester
State NY
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-08-02
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA and the country of Canada.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Getinge Assure Accufast Biological Indicators, Catalog Number 61301606636 (50 Pack) and 61301606637 (100 Pack), STEAM --- Manufactured for: Getinge USA, Inc. 1777 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623. Getinge Assure AccuFast Biological Indicators (BIs) are designed for biological testing of 121°C, 132°C, 134°C and 135°C steam sterilization cycles. The AccuFast BI is a self-contained biological indicator containing Geobacillus stearothermophilus inoculated on a paper carrier and placed in a plastic vial with a small glass ampule containing sterile culture medium. After activation, the plastic vial serves as a culture tube. The chemical indicator on the label changes from blue to black when exposed to steam, distinguishing exposed from unexposed units. This indicator does not indicate adequate sterilization. LOT SR-430 (Expiration 02/06/2014) Class II AccuFast Biological Indicator Lot SR-430 may have been exposed to conditions affecting its viability. This could result in a false negative (or pass) when exposed to sub-lethal sterilization parameters. Catalog # 61301606636: 78 Packs (3900 BIs); Catalog # 61301606637: 43 Packs (4300 BIs) Z-1994-2013