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Class 2 Device Recall BBL DrySlide Oxidase kit

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  Class 2 Device Recall BBL DrySlide Oxidase kit see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 12, 0013
Date Posted May 29, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 28, 2013
Recall Number Z-1423-2013
Recall Event ID 65089
510(K)Number K896398  
Product Classification Discs, strips and reagents, microorganism differentiation - Product Code JTO
Product BBL DrySlide Oxidase Kit, catalog number 231746

Product Usage:
Presumptive diagnostic aid for gram-negative bacteria.
Code Information Oxidase kit - lot 2222008 with expiration date 08/31/13
Recalling Firm/
Becton Dickinson & Co.
BD Diagnostic Systems
7 Loveton Circle
Sparks MD 21152-0999
For Additional Information Contact Gail Claiborne
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
In-vitro diagnostic agents were placed into incorrect packaging for distribution to microbiological laboratories.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Mixed-up of materials/components
Action BD Diagnostic Systems sent an Urgent Product Recall" letter dated April 2013 to all affected consignees and end users. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The notice instructed consignees and end users to discontinue use of the products, discard remaining products, and return a completed response form. Consignees were requested to provide contact information for end users who received recalled product in distribution, to allow for recall notice. The letter included instructions to report injuries and/or illnesses to Medwatch, and address recall inquiries to BD Technical Services at 1-800-638-8663.
Quantity in Commerce 610 total test kits (PYR and Oxidase)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide and tthe countries of Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, 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 = JTO and Original Applicant = DIFCO LABORATORIES, INC.