Recall of Slidex pneumo-kit reagent

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 BIOMERIEUX.

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.
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  • Action
    In agreement with Afssaps, the company Biomérieux withdrew from the market on 01/06/06, lot 50417 of the Slidex pneumo-kit reagent for false negative results obtained with this lot. The users of this device concerned by this information have received the attached mail (01/06/2006) (18 KB). The other competent European authorities have been informed of this measure by the manufacturer. This information is intended for the directors of health establishments, local correspondents for reactive vigilance and laboratory managers for dissemination to the relevant biology departments.


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