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Class 2 Device Recall BD BBL (tm) LowensteinJensen Medium Deeps

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  Class 2 Device Recall BD BBL (tm) LowensteinJensen Medium Deeps see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 30, 2012
Date Posted March 27, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 02, 2012
Recall Number Z-1322-2012
Recall Event ID 61170
Product Classification System, blood culturing - Product Code MDB
Product BD BBL (tm) Lowenstein-Jensen Medium Deeps, Catalog #221256, packaged in boxes of ten/600 mL tubes. Product Usage: Lowenstein-Jensen Medium is used for the isolation and cultivation of mycobacteria. The medium tubed as deeps is used for the semi-quantitative catalase test as an aid to the classification of mycobacteria.
Code Information Catalog #221257, Lot 0091498 Exp. 10/6/11, Lot 0224698 Exp. 2/16/12, Lot 0301803 Exp. 5/3/1112, Lot 1055386 Exp. 8/30/12, Lot 1167837 Exp. 12/20/12
Recalling Firm/
Becton Dickinson & Co.
BD Diagnostic Systems
7 Loveton Circle
Sparks MD 21152-0999
For Additional Information Contact Charlotte Dannenfelser
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Media fails to perform as intended with quality control organism Mycobacterium kansasii.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action The firm, BD Diagnostic Systems, sent an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" letter dated January 2012 to Ex-US BD sites via email and its customers via UPS ground shipment on 1/30/12. The letter identified the product, the problem and the action to be taken. The customers were instructed to discontinue use of the recalled lot numbers and discard any remaining packages. Customers were also instructed to complete and return the attached form whether or not they had any inventory remaining via fax to: BD Regulatory Compliance at 410-316-4285. The letter also informed the customers that BD has decided to discontinue this product. If further assistance is needed regarding credit, please contact BD Customer Service Department at 1-800-675-0908. For all other inquiries, please contact BD Technical Services Department at 1-800-638-8663.
Quantity in Commerce 3900 tubes
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including states of: AL, CA, CT, IA, IL, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA, WA, and WV; and countries of : Belgium and Singapore.
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.