Recall of BACTALERT VIRTUO Instrument

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Biomerieux SA.

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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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: Medi'Ray New Zealand Ltd, 53-55 Paul Matthews Road, Albany, Auckland 0632
  • Reason
    The bact/alert virtuo instrument firmware version r2.0 allows relocation of the four (4) resident calibration standards so that field system engineers (fse) can service the associated cells p24 - p27, where the calibration standards typically reside. if the calibration standards are not returned to the designated locations, an anomaly may occur.
  • Action
    Manufacturer to issue advice regarding use


  • Model / Serial
    Model: BACT/ALERT® VIRTUO® A Unit, BACT/ALERT® VIRTUO® B Unit, BACT/ALERT® VIRTUO® A Unit China, Affected:
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