Recall of Oxoid Antimcirobial Susceptibiltiy Testing Disc F300 (Nitrofurantoin)

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Thermo Fisher Scientific Microbiology Basingstoke.

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
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  • 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: Thermo Fisher Scientific New Zealand Ltd, 244 Bush Road, Albany, AUCKLAND
  • Reason
    An investigation has indicated that cartridges of specified lots of oxoid antimicrobial susceptibility discs f300 (nitrofurantion), may present atypical results. i.E. f300 ct0036b lot 119112 & lot 1194944.(only received and sold two batches in nz), continued use could resut in a false indication of sensitivity to nitrofurantion.
  • Action
    Product to be destroyed