Recall of Oxoid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Disc, Cefovecin

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
  • 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: Oxoid NZ, 3 Atlas Place, Mairangi Bay, AUCKLAND 1333
  • Reason
    A technical investigation has indicated that cartridges of this lot of oxoid antimicrobial susceptibility testing disc cvn30 (cefovecin), may contain discs with insufficient amount of antibiotic. continued use of this lot could result in false indication of resistance to cefovecin.
  • Action
    Product to be destroyed