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Class 2 Device Recall FilmArray Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel/ Blood Culture Identification 2 (BCID2) Panel

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  Class 2 Device Recall FilmArray Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel/ Blood Culture Identification 2 (BCID2) Panel see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 26, 2021
Create Date March 01, 2021
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 02, 2022
Recall Number Z-1158-2021
Recall Event ID 87282
510(K)Number K193519  
Product Classification Gram-Negative bacteria and associated resistance markers - Product Code PEN
Product BioFire BCID2 Panel; IVD, Rx Only Part No: RFIT-ASY-0147 / UDI: 00815381020338 - Product Usage: intended for use with FilmArray systems.

Code Information All non-expired BCID and BCID2 Panel lots, if used with the BD BACTEC Culture Media vials Catalog No. 442023 and 442020.
Recalling Firm/
BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
515 S Colorow Dr
Salt Lake City UT 84108-1248
For Additional Information Contact Customer Support Department
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm has identified an increased risk of false positive Pseudomonas aeruginosa when BCID/BCID2 Panels are used with specific BD BACTEC" blood culture vials.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action On or around January 25, 2021, the firm send an UGENT: MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION letter via email to all affected consignees. The firm's recall strategy includes notification of all customers who have ordered the BCID or BCID2 Panel, within the last 12 months, using the aforementioned Customer Letters. The effectiveness of this communication will be verified by monitoring confirmation of the Acknowledgment of Receipt from each affected customer.
Quantity in Commerce 5,220 kits
Distribution Worldwide distribution - US Nationwide distribution and the countries of Afghanistan, Angola, Anguilla , Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei. Daruss., Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Rep, Dutch Antilles, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Utd/Arab Emir/, Vietnam.
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 = PEN and Original Applicant = BioFire Diagnostics, LLC