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Class 2 Device Recall BBL Brucella Laked Blood Agar with Kanamycin and Vancomycin (KV)

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  Class 2 Device Recall BBL Brucella Laked Blood Agar with Kanamycin and Vancomycin (KV) see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 06, 2013
Date Posted July 24, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 03, 2013
Recall Number Z-1803-2013
Recall Event ID 65614
Product Classification Culture media, selective and differential - Product Code JSI
Product BBL Brucella Laked Blood Agar with Kanamycin and Vancomycin (KV), Catalog # 297840, packaged in cartons of 20 plates, labeled in part ***Becton, Dickinson and Company 7 Loveton Circle Sparks, MD 21152 USA 800-638-8663 www.bd.com/ds***

Brucella Laked Blood with KV is used for the selective isolation of fastidious and slow growing, obligately anaerobic bacteria from the same specimen.
Code Information Lot 3078280 Exp 6/27/13 
Recalling Firm/
Becton Dickinson & Co.
BD Diagnostic Systems
7 Loveton Circle
Sparks MD 21152-0999
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Gail Claiborne
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Microbiological identification media may exhibit reduced levels of Vancomycin.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action The firm, BD Diagnostic Systems, sent an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" letter dated June 2013 to Distributors by fax, US customers via letters by UPS and OUS BD sites via email and teleconference. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. All customers were instructed to discontinue use of the listed product; discard any remaining packages, and complete and return the attached form, whether or not you have any inventory remaining, via Fax to: Attention: Regulatory Compliance, 410-316-4258. BD will issue replacements for the discarded material. It is not necessary to contact BD by telephone to receive replacements. If you have any questions, call 410-316-4000.
Quantity in Commerce 92 cartons
Distribution Worldwide distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of:Belgium, Canada, Columbia, Mexico, Singapore, and Taiwan.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.