Recall of VIDAS Quality Control Test

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
    The company BIOMERIEUX withdraws from the market the batch 777044701 (per.27.05.04) of the in vitro diagnostic medical device called VIDAS Quality Control Test - reference 30 500 following the presence of TSH cones in certain bags labeled QCT .. This device allows the Check that the pipetting system of the VIDAS and Mini VIDAS instruments is working properly. A note. : the anomaly causing this recall does not affect the control operation.


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