Recall of BD Procount

According to L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), this recall involved a device in France that was produced by BECTON DICKINSON.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Notes / Alerts
    French data is current through early September 2018. All of the data comes from L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and France.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Action
    On August 11, 2005, Becton Dickinson withdrew the batch 22561 of the in vitro diagnostic medical device called BD Procount, reference 340498, following the demonstration of a low resolution of CD34 + and CD45 + events on the new bottles. and started which results in a failure of the control analysis and obtaining an error message. In this case, if a manual analysis is performed, it may prove to be unsuccessful and may lead to an undervaluation of the number of CD34s. This device is used for the counting of hematopoietic stem cells. The company has directly notified the recipients of the offending lot by means of the message attached (11/08/2005) (56 KB) validated by Afssaps. The European Competent Authorities concerned are informed directly by the manufacturer. This information is intended for laboratory managers, health facility directors and reactive vigilance correspondents for dissemination, where appropriate, to the services concerned.


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