Recall of Device Recall BEA (Bile Esculin Azide) Agar with Vacomycin, Gentamicin, and Amphotericin B

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Hardy Diagnostics.

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
    Culture media, antimicrobial susceptibility test, excluding mueller hinton agar - Product Code JSO
  • Reason
    Hardy diagnostics is recalling macconkey agar with ciprofloxacin, brain heart infusion broth with ciprofloxacin 1 ug, mdr acinetobacter, bea with azide and vancomycin, bea agar with vancomycin, gentamicin, and amphotericin b, bea broth with vancomycin, and vre broth due to lack of 510(k) clearance.
  • Action
    The firm initially called customers to inform them of the recall. The firm's phone script stated that they were discontinung the product and as part of the process were recalling anything that still might be within expiration date. The instructions provided via phone were to discard any remaining plates that are in stock in order for credit. The phone script stated that the firm was going to be sending something in writing. On 06/25-29/15 the firm sent out notification letters to customers to inform them that they were discontuing the product, and were requested anything remaining within expiration to be discarded. The firm requests that customers complete, sign, and fax back the endlosed form stating their compliance with the above action. The notification states if the laboratory was unable to be reached via telephone and would like a credit to contact the Customer Service Department at 800-266-2222, option 1. For any questions the firm states to contact Technical Services Department at 800-266-222, option 2 or via email at Follow-up calls will be made to customers who do not respond.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot number: 15105 Cat no. G107
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    U.S. Nationwide Distribution and the country of: Canada
  • Product Description
    Hardy Diagnostics || BEA Agar with VGA || container type: 15x100mm monoplate || packaged: 10 places/sleeve || Product Usage: || BEA (Bile Esculin Azide) Agar with Vacomycin, Gentamicin, and Amphotericin B is for the selective isolation of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE).
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Hardy Diagnostics, 1430 W Mccoy Ln, Santa Maria CA 93455-1005
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source