Recall of Thermo Scientific™ RemelTM Wellcolex™

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
  • 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: Thermo Fisher Scientific New Zealand Ltd, 244 Bush Road, Albany, AUCKLAND
  • Reason
    Remeltm wellcolex™ colour shigella reagent 2 lots: 1980287 and 2131560 sold within product code r30858401 lots: 1991413, 2130764, 2110576, 2143553 and 2143554 may not agglutinate in the presence of positive cultures. a negative result indicates that the organisms under test do not belong to the serotypes of shigella species covered by the reagents.
  • Action
    Product to be destroyed