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Class 2 Device Recall Medline MedChecks BI Test packs with Instant Readout Integrator

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  Class 2 Device Recall Medline MedChecks BI Test packs with Instant Readout Integrator see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 10, 2013
Date Posted July 29, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 19, 2013
Recall Number Z-1828-2013
Recall Event ID 65473
510(K)Number K001444  
Product Classification Indicator, physical/chemical sterilization process - Product Code JOJ
Product Medline Med-Checks BI Test packs with Instant Readout Integrator, SteriTec Product Code PL 200, Distributor Product Code MDS200500IR

SteriTec Steam Biological Test Packs with Instant Readout Integrator Card: The Steam Biological Test Pack with Instant Readout Integrator is a steam sterilization monitor designed specifically for biological testing of pre-vacuum steam sterilizers operating at 132¿C (270¿F) for 3 minutes or longer. The Instant Readout Integrator Card gives the operator a prediction of the biological test outcome
Code Information Affected Biological Indicator Lot No.:130401
Recalling Firm/
Steritec Products Mfc. Co., Inc.
74 Inverness Drive East
Englewood CO 80112-5114
For Additional Information Contact Jonathan C. Rutigliano
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Mesa Labs, based out of Bozeman, MT, informed SteriTec Products, Inc. of a product recall involving the EZTest Steam and Smart-Read Biological Indicators (BI) because the readout time is not in specification with the label claims.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action The firm, SteriTec, sent all customers recall notifications via e-mail. The e-mail included a .pdf file of the recall notification letter entitled "URGENT: MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" dated June 11, 2013. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter also informed customers of MesaLabs, "URGENT: MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated June 7, 2013 to its customers. The customers were instructed to notify SteriTec products of receipt of this notification via email at: Jon@SteriTecproducts.com or fax to: 303-660-4213 Attn: Director Regulatory Affairs; examine the lot number printed on the packaging components; place affected items in hold and do not sell or distribute these lots; record inventory of all items remaining in your warehouse and all items that have been distributed; advise SteriTec of the status of all inventory you received used or unused, if you have distributed the affected product to other locations within your healthcare system, notify them immediately of this recall, ask them to provide inventory status and proceed with destruction or return via instructions provided in letter-If you have shipping questions, please contact SteriTec directly at 303-660-4201, or email us at: Info@SteriTecproducts.com, and also provide this notice to anyone in your facility that needs to be informed. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance or our offices at 303-660-4201. SteriTec's hours of operation are 7:30am Mountain Standard Time (MST) through 5:00pm MST.
Quantity in Commerce 3535 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: US (Nationwide) and countries of: Argentina, Australia, Canada, British Virgin Island, Czech Republic, Italy, and Turkey.
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 = JOJ and Original Applicant = STERITEC PRODUCTS, INC.