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Class 2 Device Recall mini VIDAS

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  Class 2 Device Recall mini VIDAS see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 04, 2018
Date Posted May 09, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 14, 2022
Recall Number Z-2428-2018
Recall Event ID 79993
510(K)Number K923579  
Product Classification Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
Product BioMerieux mini VIDAS System in combination with Quality Control VIDAS* (QCV*)

Product Usage:
the Quality Control VIDAS (QCV) is an automated test for use on the VIDAS¿ system to detect abnormal operation of the VIDAS and mini VIDAS instrument pipette mechanisms and optical systems. Specifically the mini VIDAS system is an immunodiagnostic system intended to be used by trained and qualified laboratory professionals, for In vitro Diagnostic (IVD) purpose, veterinary and industrial applications. The mini VIDAS¿ system is intended to execute an immunoassay protocol and to release results according to the package insert of the VIDAS¿ assay kits.
Code Information Description, Reference No. (UDI No.): MINI VIDAS ANALYSER EU, 99174 (03573026111021); MINI VIDAS ANALYSER US, 99175 (03573026111045); MINI VIDAS 100-120 VOLT VDE/CE, 99733 (03573026118662); MINI VIDAS 200-240 VOLT VDE/CE, 99734 (03573026118655); MINI VIDAS BLUE 110 / 220 V, 99737 (03573026140441); MINI VIDAS ARKRAY ANALYZER, 99739 (03573026140465); MINI VIDAS, 410416 (03573026351656); MINI VIDAS, W1421 (03573026029180); MINIVIDAS INDUSTRY US, 421001 (03573026553319)
Recalling Firm/
bioMerieux, Inc.
100 Rodolphe St
Durham NC 27712-9402
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Increase of events affecting performance regarding pump clogging and displacement of the color-coded SPR label (DOT). These performance issues could contribute to erroneous results for any assay performed on the VIDAS¿ and mini VIDAS¿ system due to a decrease of pipetted volume.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Subsidiaries and distributors were initially notified of the recall on approximately 01/04/2018. U.S. customers were notified via letter on approximately 01/22/2018. On 03/28/2018 a follow-up notification was issued world-wide to customers to expand the scope. Instructions included to increase the frequency of the Quality Control VIDAS¿ (QCV¿) testing to weekly rather than monthly to reduce the period of potential retrospective analyses needed, continue to conduct a visual inspection of the SPR¿ after each run (including patient sample test and QCV¿ test) to ensure that the dot on the SPR¿ is still in place, continue to perform External QC testing in accordance with laboratory policy and in compliance with Governmental Regulations & Accreditation Requirements, which includes CLIA, ensure the notification letter is distributed to and reviewed by all appropriate personnel, store the notification letter with the bioM¿rieux VIDAS¿ and /or miniVIDAS¿ documentation, and complete and return the Acknowledgement Form in Attachment A by Fax to confirm receipt of the notice. For further questions, please call (314) 731-8694
Quantity in Commerce 1,866 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY. International distribution to Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia - Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China / Hong Kong, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Dutch Antilles, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauretania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
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 = JJE and Original Applicant = BIOMERIEUX VITEK, INC.