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Class 2 Device Recall VersaTREK Automated Microbial Detection System

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  Class 2 Device Recall VersaTREK Automated Microbial Detection System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 19, 2015
Date Posted June 25, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 24, 2017
Recall Number Z-1841-2015
Recall Event ID 71291
Product Classification System, blood culturing - Product Code MDB
Product VersaTREK Instrument Series 240 REF 6240, Manufactured for Remel Inc.
The VersaTREK System is for cultivating and recovering microorganisms, especially bacteria and yeasts, from blood and other normally sterile bodily fluids.
Code Information Serial numbers: 0169039201140624, 0169040501140626, 0169050101141007, 0169068601141216, 0169078101150213, 2163X1013, 2164X1013, 2165X1013, 2166X1013, 2167X1013, 2168X1013, 2169X1013, 2170X1013, 2171X1013, 2172X1013, 2173X1013, 2174X1013, 2175X1013, 2176X1013, 2177X1013, 2178X1013, 2179X1013, 2180X1013, 2181X1013, 2182X1013, 2183X1013, 2184X1013, 2185X1013, 2186X1013, 2187X1013, 2188X1013, 2189X1013, 2190X1013, 2191X1013, 2192X1113, 2193X1113, 2194X1113, 2195X1113, 2196X1113, 2199X1113, 2201X1113, 2202X1113, 2203X1113, 2204X1113, 2205X1113, 2206X1113, 2207X1113, 2208X1113, 2209X1113, 2210X1113, 2211X1113, 2212X1113, 2213X1113, 2214X1113, 2216X1113, 2217X1113, 2218X1213, 2219X1213, 2220X1213, 2221X1213, 2222X1213, 2223X1213, 2224X1213, 2225X1213, 2226X1213, 2227X1213, 2228X1213, 2229X1213, 2230X1213, 2231X1213, 2232X1213, 2233X1213, 2234X1213, 2235X1213, 2237X1213, 2238X1213, 2239X1213, 2240X1213, 2241X1213, 2242X1213, 2243X1213, 2245X1213, 2249X0114, 2250X0114, 2251X0114, 2252X0114, 2253X0114, 2254X0114, 2255X0114, 2256X0114, 2257X0114, 2261X0114, 2262X0114, 2263X0114, 2264X0114, 2268X0114, 2269X0114, 2276X0214, 2277X0214, 2278X0214, 2279X0214, 2280X0214, 2281X0214, 2282X0214, 2286X0214, 2287X0214, 2288X0214, 2289X0214, 2290X0214, 2306X0714, 2307X0714, 2309X0714, 2311X0714, 2312X0714, 2314X0714, 2315X0714, 2316X0714, 2317X0714, 2318X0714, 2320X0714, 2321X0814, 2322X0814, 2323X0814, 2330X0814, 2332X0814, 2333X0814, 2334X0814, 2336X0814, 2337X0814, 2338X0814, 2339X0814, 2340X0814, 2342X0814, 2345X0914, 2346X0914, 2347X0914, 2348X0914, 2349X0914, 2352X0914, 2353X0914, 2359X0914, 2365X0914, and 2366X0914;
Recalling Firm/
Remel Inc
12076 Santa Fe Trail Dr
Lenexa KS 66215-3519
For Additional Information Contact Gary L. Klaassen
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Use of the recalled product may result in false positive reports.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Release of Material/Component prior to receiving test results
Action Remel, Inc. a part of Thermo Scientific sent a Product Correction Notification dated May 19, 2015, to all affected customers. The notification states the problem with the device and that the recalling firm's Technical Services department will be contacting the customer to schedule a field service of the device to correct the issue. Customers were instructed to notify any personnel who need to be notified of the potential for a false positive resulting from rare inconsistent barometric pressure readings. Return the attached Medical Device Recall Return Response form acknowledging receipt of the notice of the affected product. If product was further distributed customers were instructed to contact those entities, advise them of the situation and provide them with a copy of the letter. Customers with questions were instructed to contact the Technical Services Department at 800-642-7029. For questions regarding this recall call 770-409-0713.
Quantity in Commerce 143 devices
Distribution Worldwide distribution: US (nationwide) to states of AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, LA, MI, MO, PR, TN, TX, VA, and WA and the countries of Canada, People's Republic of China, Egypt, Finland, France, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
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2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
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