Recall of Device Recall 3M Attest

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by 3m Health Care.

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 3
  • 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
    Indicator, Biological Sterilization Process - Product Code FRC
  • Reason
    Some 3m attest steam packs 1276f (biological indicator challenge for steam sterilization) were labeled as 3m attest rapid readout steam pack 1296f.
  • Action
    A recall letter was sent to the consignees on January 8, 2002 and requested the return of the product.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 2003-06 AE
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distribution was nationwide in the United States. There were no U.S. government accounts.
  • Product Description
    3M Attest Steam Pack 1276F (biological indicator of steam sterilization for use at hospitals) .
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    3m Health Care, 3m Center, Saint Paul MN 55144-1001
  • Source