Recall of Device Recall VersaTREK Automated Microbial Detection System

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

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
    System, blood culturing - Product Code MDB
  • Reason
    Use of the recalled product may result in false positive reports.
  • Action
    Remel, Inc. a part of Thermo Scientific sent a Product Correction Notification dated May 19, 2015, to all affected customers. The notification states the problem with the device and that the recalling firm's Technical Services department will be contacting the customer to schedule a field service of the device to correct the issue. Customers were instructed to notify any personnel who need to be notified of the potential for a false positive resulting from rare inconsistent barometric pressure readings. Return the attached Medical Device Recall Return Response form acknowledging receipt of the notice of the affected product. If product was further distributed customers were instructed to contact those entities, advise them of the situation and provide them with a copy of the letter. Customers with questions were instructed to contact the Technical Services Department at 800-642-7029. For questions regarding this recall call 770-409-0713.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial numbers: 0169039201140624, 0169040501140626, 0169050101141007, 0169068601141216, 0169078101150213, 2163X1013, 2164X1013, 2165X1013, 2166X1013, 2167X1013, 2168X1013, 2169X1013, 2170X1013, 2171X1013, 2172X1013, 2173X1013, 2174X1013, 2175X1013, 2176X1013, 2177X1013, 2178X1013, 2179X1013, 2180X1013, 2181X1013, 2182X1013, 2183X1013, 2184X1013, 2185X1013, 2186X1013, 2187X1013, 2188X1013, 2189X1013, 2190X1013, 2191X1013, 2192X1113, 2193X1113, 2194X1113, 2195X1113, 2196X1113, 2199X1113, 2201X1113, 2202X1113, 2203X1113, 2204X1113, 2205X1113, 2206X1113, 2207X1113, 2208X1113, 2209X1113, 2210X1113, 2211X1113, 2212X1113, 2213X1113, 2214X1113, 2216X1113, 2217X1113, 2218X1213, 2219X1213, 2220X1213, 2221X1213, 2222X1213, 2223X1213, 2224X1213, 2225X1213, 2226X1213, 2227X1213, 2228X1213, 2229X1213, 2230X1213, 2231X1213, 2232X1213, 2233X1213, 2234X1213, 2235X1213, 2237X1213, 2238X1213, 2239X1213, 2240X1213, 2241X1213, 2242X1213, 2243X1213, 2245X1213, 2249X0114, 2250X0114, 2251X0114, 2252X0114, 2253X0114, 2254X0114, 2255X0114, 2256X0114, 2257X0114, 2261X0114, 2262X0114, 2263X0114, 2264X0114, 2268X0114, 2269X0114, 2276X0214, 2277X0214, 2278X0214, 2279X0214, 2280X0214, 2281X0214, 2282X0214, 2286X0214, 2287X0214, 2288X0214, 2289X0214, 2290X0214, 2306X0714, 2307X0714, 2309X0714, 2311X0714, 2312X0714, 2314X0714, 2315X0714, 2316X0714, 2317X0714, 2318X0714, 2320X0714, 2321X0814, 2322X0814, 2323X0814, 2330X0814, 2332X0814, 2333X0814, 2334X0814, 2336X0814, 2337X0814, 2338X0814, 2339X0814, 2340X0814, 2342X0814, 2345X0914, 2346X0914, 2347X0914, 2348X0914, 2349X0914, 2352X0914, 2353X0914, 2359X0914, 2365X0914, and 2366X0914;
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: US (nationwide) to states of AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, LA, MI, MO, PR, TN, TX, VA, and WA and the countries of Canada, People's Republic of China, Egypt, Finland, France, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    VersaTREK Instrument Series 240 REF 6240, Manufactured for Remel Inc. || The VersaTREK System is for cultivating and recovering microorganisms, especially bacteria and yeasts, from blood and other normally sterile bodily fluids.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Remel Inc, 12076 Santa Fe Trail Dr, Lenexa KS 66215-3519
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source