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 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
    Indicator, Biological Sterilization Process - Product Code FRC
  • Reason
    The 3m attest 1292 rapid readout biological indicators for steam sterilization may contain ampoules which may result in a false negative readout at 3 hours.
  • Action
    A Product Recall Notice was sent on February 27, 2004 to consignees instructing them to discontinue use of the recalled product and return products to 3M.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot # 2006-01 AN
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide throughout the United States and worldwide.
  • Product Description
    3M Attest Rapid Readout 1292 Biological Indicators (Steam) Pack 70-2006-2052-7, Lot 2006-21, in boxes of 50 per box
  • Manufacturer


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