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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of November 6, 2013

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Event Detail

Event ID 66433
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Atossa Genetics, Inc.
City Seattle
State WA
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-09-19
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Press Release
Distribution Pattern USA Nationwide Distribution in the states of: AL, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, ND, NJ, NV, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Brand: The ForeCYTE Breast Health Test, Mammary Aspiration Specimen Cytology Test (MASCT), MASCT System Kits, Clarity System Kits, MASCT Patient Sample Kits & Clarity Patient Sample Kits Instrument, Biopsy. The MASCT System Kit, Patient Sample Kits, or the Nipple Aspirate Fluid Laboratory Kit has the following codes: PRODUCT CODE: AG-MASCT; AG-FC5; DTG-MASCT, DTG-FC5, and NRLBH-5. PART NUMBER: 9002513; 9002513MD; 9002528; 9002528MD; 9002587; 9002614; and 9002717MD. THE MASCT SYSTEM KIT CONSISTS OF: 1. MASCT Breast Pump; 2. Instructions for Use (IFU); 3. Heating Pad; 4. Timer; 5. Saccomono's Fixative; 6. Nu Prep Gel; 7. Welcome and Training Materials Coversheet; 8. MASCT System Order Form; 9. ForeCYTE Training Video DVD; 10. MASCT System Instructions with pictures - pink; THE PATIENT SAMPLE KIT CONSISTS OF: 1. Two (2) flower assemblies (e.g., filter, filter retainer, and filter holder); 2. Instructions for Use (IFU); 3. Two (2) specimen collection devices; 4. Two (2) breast bags for transporting the specimen collection container; 5. Barcode labels; 6. Saccomono's Fixative; 7. Nu Prep Gel; 8. MASCT System package insert; 9. ForeCYTE Test Requisition Form; 10. Patient Information Sheet; 11. Atossa Patient Information; 12. FED EX Clinical PAK; 13. MASCT System Order Form; 14. FED EX Pouch; 15. FED EX Airbill; Product Usage: The MASCT Device is intended for use in the collection of nipple aspirate fluid for cytological testing. The collected fluid can be used in the determination and/or differentiation of normal versus premalignant versus malignant cells. ALL LOTS Class I Atossa Genetics is recalling ForeCYTE Breast Health Test, Mammary Aspiration Specimen Cytology Test (MASCT) due concerns raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a warning letter received by Atossa in February 2013. The FDA raised concerns about (1) the current Instructions for Use (IFU); (2) certain promotional claims used to market these devices; and (3) the need for FDA clearance for certain changes made to the Nipple Aspirate Fluid (NAF) specimen collection process identified in the current IFU. 577 MASCT System kits, 101 Lab Kits, and 2557 Patients Kits (5 test per kit) Z-0042-2014