Recall of Device Recall BD ProbeTec Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Qx Amplified DNA Assay Reagent Pack

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Becton Dickinson & Co..

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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
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  • 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
    Culture media, for isolation of pathogenic neisseria - Product Code JTY
  • Reason
    Increased levels of false positives in bd probe tech neisseria gonorrhoeae q amplified dna assay kits.
  • Action
    BD Diagnostic Systems sent an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" letter via UPS overnight delivery on February 8, 2013. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to verify that these kits have been consumed, returned or destroyed by completing the enclosed form. The firm will issue a no charge replacement for customers' product. Any product remaining in customers' inventory should be discarded or destroyed per their facility procedures. Complete the attached form regardless if any inventory remains, so that the firm may acknowledge customers' receipt of this notification. It is not necessary to contact BD by telephone to receive replacements. Complete and fax the form to: Attention: Regulatory Compliance, Fax: 410-316-4258 OR E-mail to If further assistance is needed regarding replacements, please contact BD Customer Service Department at 1-800-675-0908.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot No./Exp. Date: 2237214 / 2013-10-31.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed in the states of CA, FL, GA, NJ, and TX.
  • Product Description
    BD ProbeTec Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Qx Amplified DNA Assay Reagent Pack, REF 441124, contains 12 each Microwells labeled in part ***BD ProbeTec Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Qx Amplified DNA Assay Reagent Pack REF 441124 ***For use with the BD Viper System *** Becton, Dickinson and Company 7 Loveton Circle, Sparks, MD 21152 USA EC REP Benex Limited, Pottery Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. || Assay is indicated for use with asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals to aid in the diagnosis of gonococcal urogenital disease.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Becton Dickinson & Co., BD Diagnostic Systems, 7 Loveton Circle, Sparks MD 21152-0999
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source