Recall of Leica Bond Ready-to-Use RNA Positive Control Probe

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by manufacturer #1479.

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: Leica Microsystems Pty Ltd, New Zealand Branch, 3/33 Spartan Road, Takanini, Auckland 2105
  • Reason
    Manufacturer recently became aware that the product / detection kit combinations identified above may not provide adequate staining when used according to the ifnstructions for use (ifu). if the products are used according to their ifu with appropriate positive controls, the failure to adequately stain would be apparent to the user on the control tissue and on the patient tissue. the absence of adequate staining of tissue is likely to result in a delay in obtaining the results of ihc / ish staining and, in a worst-case scenario, could cause a delay in the diagnosis or classification of a neoplasm., bond polymer refine detection kits are intended for use with a large numberof other products and the identified kit lots function as specified except when used with the antibody and probe product codes listed in the table above.
  • Action
    Product to be returned to supplier