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Class 1 Device Recall NucliSENS easyMAG Magnetic Silica

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  Class 1 Device Recall NucliSENS easyMAG Magnetic Silica see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 08, 2016
Date Posted August 09, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 10, 2022
Recall Number Z-2342-2016
Recall Event ID 74761
Product Classification Reagent, general purpose - Product Code LDT
Product NucliSENS easyMAG Magnetic Silica

The NucliSENS easyMAG accessory products are reagents and disposable to be used with the bioMerieux extraction systems which mention these products in their User Manuals. They enable the automated extraction (purification and concentration) of total nucleic acids (RNA/DNA) from biological samples which are liquid and homogeneous. These products are intended for in vitro diagnostic use by healthcare professionals only.
Code Information Lots - Z017BB1MS, Z017BF1MS, Z017CA1MS, Z017BE1MS, Z017CC1MS, Z017CD1MS, Z017CH1MS, Z017BD1MS, Z017DB1MS, Z017BA1MS, Z017CF1MS, Z017CE1MS, Z017CG1MS, Z017DA1MS, Z017DC1MS, Z017DD1MS, Z017EA1MS, Z017EB1MS, Z017FB1MS, Z017KF1MS, Z017KG1MS, Z017KH1MS
Recalling Firm/
BioMerieux SA
Chemin De L'Orme
Marcy L'Etoile France
For Additional Information Contact Ellen Weltmer
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Several customer complaints about amplification performance issues when using different batches of MagSil with the NucliSENS easyMAG extraction platform.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action Consignees were notified of the recall by letter on July 18, 2016. The letter informed them of what actions need to be taken if they experience problems. The letter included a reply form to be returned. Subsidiaries and distributors were notified electronically on 7/8/2016.
Quantity in Commerce 7,845 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and the countries of Angola, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Djibouti Antilles, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

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.