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Class 2 Device Recall Northeast Laboratory Services (NEL)

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  Class 2 Device Recall Northeast Laboratory Services (NEL) see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 21, 2015
Date Posted April 01, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 07, 2016
Recall Number Z-1314-2016
Recall Event ID 73325
Product Classification Culture media, selective and differential - Product Code JSI
Product NEL- GBS Medium (Broth 3 ml Fill 13 x 100 mm Screw Cap Tube
Catalog No.: T8000; For the selective enrichment and screening of Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Strep).
Code Information Al lot codes
Recalling Firm/
Northeast Laboratory Services, Inc.
227 China Rd
Winslow ME 04901-0629
For Additional Information Contact SAME
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Product marketed without a 510 (k)
FDA Determined
Cause 2
No Marketing Application
Action Northeast Laboratory services issued recall letter dated 2/29/16 and advised users to: Immediately examine your inventory for all lots of these products you may have in stock. Please destroy all remaining product in stock. Users requested to fill out the questionnaire immediately and return the questionnaire via email or Fax. Previously Northeast Laboratory Services notified users by letter dated 12/21/15 that the firm has discontinued the products effective January 2016. Alternative products were referenced in the letter for users to transition to replacement product.
Quantity in Commerce 11720
Distribution Nationwide Distribution.
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.