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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of July 11, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Microbiologics 217 Osseo Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303, Gram Stain Control Slides, SLO3-10, ATCC Licensed Derivative, MediMart Europe, 11 rue Emile, Zola B.P. 2332, 38933 Grenoble Cedex 2 France. They are microscope slide preparations contains specific organisms populations of known and predictable characteristics. These slide support formal quality assurance programs by serving as quality control challenges to demonstrate and document satisfactory performance of staining regents and methods used in staining procedures and to document personnel's ability to perform the procedure and to properly interpret the microscopic test results.
Recall Number Z-1936-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info 0353 - 0355, 0357 - 0363
Product Distributed Qty 13,720 slides (10 slides per box)
Reason For Recall Microbiologics is recalling a number of lots of KWIK-QC Gram Stain Slides. This product gram negative control organism (E.coli) is not properly fixated on the slide, which may cause the user to unintentionally contaminate the patient area of the slide by flooding the control well with stain. This contamination could potentially lead to misdiagnosis and improper treatment of a patient.

Event Detail

Event Id 61998
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Microbiologics Inc
City Saint Cloud
State MN
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-05-29
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Telephone
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IA, KY, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, NJ, NM, NY, PA, PR, SC, TX, VT, and VA. and the countries of SWITZERLAND, ITALY, ISRAEL, IRELAND, COLOMBIA, SWEDEN, INDIA, SINGAPORE, SERBIA, SAUDI ARABIA, CANADA, TAIWAN, SOUTH AFRICA, FRANCE, BRAZIL, MALTA, MACEDONIA, MALAYSIA, FINLAND, ECUADOR, VENEZUELA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, NETHERLANDS, PERU, UNITED ARAB EMERITES, TURKEY, POLAND, and LEBANON.
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