Rappel de Device Recall Verify BowieDick Test Card

Selon U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ce/cet/cette rappel concerne un dispositif en/au/aux/à United States qui a été fabriqué par Steris Corporation.

Qu'est-ce que c'est?

Une correction ou un retrait opéré par un fabricant afin de répondre à un problème causé par un dispositif médical. Les rappels surviennent lorsqu'un dispositif médical est défectueux, lorsqu'il pourrait poser un risque pour la santé, ou les deux à la fois.

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  • Type d'événement
  • ID de l'événement
  • Classe de risque de l'événement
    Class 2
  • Numéro de l'événement
  • Date de mise en oeuvre de l'événement
  • Date de publication de l'événement
  • Statut de l'événement
  • Pays de l'événement
  • Date de fin de l'événement
  • Source de l'événement
  • URL de la source de l'événement
  • Notes / Alertes
    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.
  • Notes supplémentaires dans les données
    Sterilizer, chemical - Product Code MLR
  • Cause
    Steris has learned that the verify bowie dick test cards are not performing to product specifications. specifically, test cards have resulted in false fail results when sterilizer performance is within acceptable ranges.
  • Action
    Steris Corporation sent a Urgent Voluntary Recall Notice dated July 3, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to examine their inventory and compare the lot numbers printed on the box with the listed lots. If they have products from the affected lot numbers to contact STERIS Customer Service for account credit. After notifying STERIS of the amount of recalled product on hand they are to immediately destroy the product. Distributors are to also notify their customers of the recall. They are to send a copy of the Customer Recall Notice. They are to inventory their stock and notify STERIS of any remaining recalled product for replacement product. All recalled product should be destroyed. Please contact your STERIS Account Manager or STERIS Customer Service at 1-800-548-4873.


  • Modèle / numéro de série
    Model #S3098, Serial #"s: H20013, H20014, and H20016.
  • Classification du dispositif
  • Classe de dispositif
  • Dispositif implanté ?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IN, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK,OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY. and the country of Canada.
  • Description du dispositif
    Verify¿ Bowie-Dick Test Card, Model #S3098, Steris Biological Operations, 9325 Pinecone Drive, Mentor, OH 44060 || The Verify Bowie-Dick Test Card consists of a card printed on one side with bars of chemical indicator ink. On the opposite side of the card, space is provided for critical cycle information to be recorded. The card is laminated inside a thin clear plastic enclosure. The enclosure has two holes in it to allow air removal and steam penetration. The preassembled test is used to evaluate the effectiveness of air removal from the sterilizer chamber during prevacuum pulse steam sterilizer cycle. Following a prevacuum cycle, the chemical bars of the Bowie-Dick Test card uniformly darken indicating that residual air has been sufficiently removed to allow complete steam penetration into the test card. If air is trapped in the card during the exposure phase of the cycle, the color change of the bars will be incomplete or uneven. Thus the card can provide an immediate indication of inadequate removal of air during a cycle. The Bowie-Dick Type test is performed in an empty chamber each day the sterilizer is to be used, usually before the first sterilization cycle.
  • Manufacturer


  • Adresse du fabricant
    Steris Corporation, 5960 Heisley Rd, Mentor OH 44060-1834
  • Société-mère du fabricant (2017)
  • Source