Recall of 3M Comply

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by 3M Company / Medical Division.

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 Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Chemical Indicator Strips - Product Code JOJ
  • Reason
    3m comply 1248 gas plasma chemical indicator strips were manufactured with a material that may cause some of the indicators to show an inaccurate result if not read immediately after processing.
  • Action
    The firm initiated a recall of the Comply 1248 product made with the discrepant material. Customer letters were sent on August 14, 2006. Letters notified customers of problem and instructed them to discontinue distribution or use of the product. Then to return all affected product to them.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot number 2006-12 AA through 2008-06 AB.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
  • Product Description
    3M Comply 1248 Gas Plasma Chemical Indicator Strips for use in STERRAD 100, STERRAD 100S and STERRAD 50 Sterilization Systems. Indicator for hydrogen peroxide sterilant.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    3M Company / Medical Division, 3M Center, Bldg 275-05-W-06, South St Paul MN 55411
  • Source