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  Class 2 Device Recall BBL" OXACILLIN SCREEN AGAR see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 20, 2011
Date Posted June 21, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 15, 2011
Recall Number Z-2608-2011
Recall Event ID 58906
510(K)Number k863821  
Product Classification Culture media, antimicrobial susceptibility test, mueller hinton agar/broth - Product Code JTZ
Product BBL" OXACILLIN SCREEN AGAR, catalog #221952, box of 10 plates.

Oxacillin Screen Agar (originally named MRSA Screen Agar) was developed for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). These strains are resistant to penicillinase-resistant penicillins (PRPs), such as methicillin, oxacillin and nafcillin. Since the method to detect MRSA uses the same inoculum as the Bauer-Kirby antimicrobial disc susceptibility test procedure, the oxacillin screen test may be conveniently performed on isolates at the same time as routine susceptibility testing.
Code Information Lot 1034119 Exp. 2011/05/03
Recalling Firm/
Becton Dickinson & Co.
BD Diagnostic Systems
7 Loveton Circle
Sparks MD 21152-0999
For Additional Information Contact Kim Cartier
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Oxacillin Screen Agar may not have been produced according to specification and could result in false antibiotic susceptibility test results in patient specimens.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action BD Diagnostic Systems sent an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" letter dated April 2011 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructed customers to discontinue use of the affected lot number and discard any remaining packages. Customers were requested to complete and return an attached response form via fax at 410-316-4258. The letter states that all discarded product will be replaced. Questions concerning the recall process were directed to BD Customer Service Department at 1-800-675-0908.
Quantity in Commerce 5440 plates
Distribution Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) and the countries of Canada, Columbia, Jamaica, South Korea, 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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JTZ and Original Applicant = GIBCO LABORATORIES LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.