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Class 2 Device Recall BD Bioscience Trucount Absolute Counting Tubes

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  Class 2 Device Recall BD Bioscience Trucount Absolute Counting Tubes see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 31, 2016
Create Date April 26, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 26, 2017
Recall Number Z-1570-2016
Recall Event ID 73748
510(K)Number K970836  
Product Classification Counter, differential cell - Product Code GKZ
Product BD Trucount Absolute Counting Tubes:
Model number: 340334

BD Trucount tubes are used for determining absolute counts of leucocytes in blood. BD Trucount tubes are designed for use with in vitro diagnostic products such as BD Tritest reagents, and a suitably equipped flow cytometer. BD Trucount tubes can be used with the BD FACS Loader.
Code Information Model: 340334; Manufacaturing lot: 534964
Recalling Firm/
Becton, Dickinson and Company, BD Biosciences
2350 Qume Dr
San Jose CA 95131-1812
For Additional Information Contact Melissa J. Quinn
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
One lot of lot of BD Trucount tubes may contain tubes from another lot. There is a 3.3% difference in bead counts between the two lots found within some of the pouches and presents a low risk to patient safety or impact to data if this product is used.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action BD Biosciences sent an Urgent Product Recall letter dated March 2016 to all affected customers on March 31, 2016 by Certified Mail, e-mail and direct delivery by Sales Associates. Letters instructed that any remaining inventory of the affected lot be discarded and that date files obtained using reagents from the affected lot be reviewed for the possibility of incorrect data. Customers with questions were instructed to contact BD Customer Support at 877-232-8995 (prompt3, 3) in the united State. For customers outside the US, customers should contact their local BD Biosciences representative or distributor. For questions regarding this recall call 408-954-6080.
Quantity in Commerce 1743; 467 US and 1276 International
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US including MD, CA GA. WA. PA. CO. TN. FL. NC. DE. VA, CT, LA. NC, NY, OH, MN, NH and Internationally to China, Japan, and India.
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 = GKZ and Original Applicant = BECTON DICKINSON IMMUNOCYTOMETRY SYSTEMS