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Class 2 Device Recall Premier EHEC Kit

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  Class 2 Device Recall Premier EHEC Kit see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 10, 2011
Date Posted November 17, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 19, 2012
Recall Number Z-0203-2012
Recall Event ID 60124
510(K)Number K953362  
Product Classification Enzyme linked immunoasorbent assay, rubella - Product Code LFX
Product EHEC Kit Lot# 608096 Containing: Sample Diluent 18.8 ml Lot# 8602EXP.1-BUF WASH 20X II 100.0ml.Lot# 2607EXP.2-EHEC Detection Antibody 10.0ml Lot# 8603EXP.3-EHEC-Enzyme Conjugate 10.0ml Lot# 8604EXP.4-Substrate II 12.5ml Lot# 1601EXP.5-Stop-Solution II 10.0 ml Lot# 1601EXP.6-EHEC Positive Control 3.4 ml Lot# 8601EXP.7-EHEC Negative Control 3.4 ml Lot# 1603EXP.8-96 transfer pipettes-1 Microwell holder-3 Microwell strip sealers

The Premier EHEC test kit is a rapid in vitro microwell EIA for the detection of Shiga Toxins I and II ( verotoxins) in stool specimens, broth cultures, from individual colonies or colony sweeps of agar plates. The Premier EHEC test is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of enterohemorrhagic E. Coli (EHEC) infections.

Code Information Lot# 608096, Lot# 8602 EXP.1, Lot# 2607 EXP.2, Lot# 8603 EXP.3, Lot# 8604 EXP.4, Lot# 1601 EXP.5, Lot# 1601 EXP.6, Lot# 8601 EXP.7, Lot# 1603 EXP.8
Recalling Firm/
Meridian Bioscience Inc
3471 River Hills Dr
Cincinnati OH 45244-3023
For Additional Information Contact Chris Ross
513-271-3700 Ext. 229
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Internal testing has shown that the indicated kits produce false negative results when tested with some direct stool specimens. These false negative reactions are not observed for all devices tested, however, the rate of occurrence will likely impact clinical sensitivity as defined by product registration and associated instructions for use.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Meridian Bioscience, Inc. sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated October 11, 2011, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to immediately stop use of the affected product, evaluate testing performed with the affected product., and segregate and destroy remaining inventory. Customers were asked to contact Meridian's Technical Service Department by phone or facsimile as necessary. For replacement product phone 800-343-3858, outside North America 513-271-3700, Fax 513-272-5432. Customers were also asked to complete and return the attached Customer Response Form. In the event that they have no remaining inventory, customers were instructed to indicate such on the Customer Response Form and return to Meridian Technical Service. For questions phone 800-343-3858, outside North America 513-271-3700.
Quantity in Commerce 3236 Kits
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and WV and the countries of AUSTRALIA, CANADA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, ITALY, JAPAN and NEW ZEALAND.
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 = LFX and Original Applicant = MERIDIAN DIAGNOSTICS, INC.