Recall of SCREENERS Dip Drug Test

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Ameditech 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
    Enzyme immunoassay, amphetamine - Product Code DKZ
  • Reason
    The recall was initiated because ameditech's internal review of regulatory files found that the two affected lots were manufactured without proper regulatory clearance.
  • Action
    Ameditech, Inc. sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated April 18, 2011 to the affected customer. The letter describes the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customer. The letter requested the customer to: (1) Cease distribution of the affected lot and provide remaining inventory count to Ameditech. (2) Destroy any remaining inventory of these lots and document destruction per your site requirements. (3) Ensure that all users of the device receive a copy of the Urgent Medical Device Recall letter. A recall verification form was attached to the letter to be completed and returned by the customer via fax at 1-858-677-0243. Any questions about the information contained in the recall notice should be directed to Ameditech at or call 858-535-1968.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 110669 & 100093
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    SCREENERS Dip Drug Test, Catalog Number: SCD-7MB300 || The SCREENERS Dip Drug Test is a one-step immunoassay for the qualitative detection of multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine at a given cutoff concentrations (refer to PN: 42131-SC). The SCREENERS Dip Drug Test is used to obtain a visual, qualitative result and is intended for professional use only. This assay provides only a preliminary result. Clinical consideration and professional judgment must be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly in evaluating a preliminary positive result. In order to obtain a confirmed analytical result, a more specific alternate chemical method is needed. Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS) is the preferred confirmation meth Drugs covered by the Screeners Dip Drug Test (SCD-7MB300): BAR, BZO, COC, MET, OPI300, PCP, THC.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Ameditech Inc, 10340 Camino Santa Fe Ste F, San Diego CA 92121-3104
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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