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Class 3 Device Recall IMO402 Mononucleosis Rapid Test Device

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  Class 3 Device Recall IMO402 Mononucleosis Rapid Test Device see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 26, 2013
Date Posting Updated April 18, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 29, 2013
Recall Number Z-1148-2013
Recall Event ID 64790
510(K)Number K042272  
Product Classification System, test, infectious mononucleosis - Product Code KTN
Product IMO-402 Mononucleosis Rapid Test Device (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma). Catalog #IMO-402/94201

The MONO test (Whole Blood) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Infectious Mononucleosis heterophile antibodies in whole blood to aid in the diagnosis of infectious Mononucleosis.
Code Information The affected control lot number is 11030386.

Lot/Unit Codes: MON1040008 & MON1040016.
Recalling Firm/
Alere San Diego, Inc.
9975 Summers Ridge Rd
San Diego CA 92121-2997
For Additional Information Contact
858-805-2000 Ext. 3015
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Alere San Diego is recalling the Clearview Mononucleosis Cassette because the positive control included in the rapid test may produce false negative results.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Material/Component Contamination
Action Alere sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated February 26, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter informs the customers of the problems identified and the actions to be taken. Customers with unused product remaining are instructed to immediately discard it. Investigations of customer complaints indicate that the positive control included with this lot may produce false negative results. Customers are instructed to return the attached Verification form. Customers that have consumed all product are instructed to indicate zero under "Quantity Discarded" and complete and fax back the form. Replacement product will be provided for any unused portion of the affected lot based on completion and return of the attached Verification Form. Customers with any questions are instructed to contact Alere Technical Services at (866) 216-0094 or by email at later.flow.support@alere.com. For questions regarding this recall call 858-805-2000, ext 3015.
Quantity in Commerce 78 kits
Distribution Nationwide Distribution including TN, WA, UT, KS, KY, MN, GA, MA, PA, NY, VT, and the Dist. of Columbia
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = KTN and Original Applicant = ACON LABORATORIES, INC.