Device Recall Alere i flu, Alere i, Alere Influenza A & B

  • Model / Serial
    Lot Number 0073853 (US distribution only)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including AR CA CO CT FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MO MS NC NE NJ NY OH PA SC TX VA WA WY.
  • Product Description
    Alere i flu, Alere i, Alere Influenza A & B; Part Number (PN) 425-024 || The Alere" i Influenza A & B assay, performed on the Alere" i Instrument, is a rapid molecular in vitro diagnostic test utilizing an isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology for the qualitative detection and discrimination of influenza A and B viral RNA in nasal swabs from patients with signs and symptoms of respiratory infection. It is intended for use as an aid in the differential diagnosis of influenza A and B viral infections in humans, in conjunction with clinical and epidemiological risk factors. The assay is not intended to detect the presence of influenza C virus.
  • Manufacturer
  • 1 Event


  • Manufacturer Address
    Alere Scarborough, Inc. dba Binax, Inc., 10 Southgate Rd, Scarborough ME 04074-8303
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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