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November 15, 2002

Meridian Bioscience Has Recalled Premier HSV, an EIA Diagnostic Test Kit

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following information.

Product
Premier HSV, an EIA diagnostic test kit, packaged under the Meridian Premier brand label. Recall # Z-1339-2.

CODE
--- Premier HSV kits ---
Lot Numbers and Exp. Dates:
#550010.079, Exp. 02 Aug 02
#550010.080, Exp. 02 Aug 02
#550010.082, Exp. 26 Jul 02
--- OPD Substrate Tablets (kit component) ---
Lot Number: 9677.043
The catalog number for the Premier HSV kit is #550010.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, by letter dated May 23, 2002. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
The OPD Substrate Tablets have deteriorated due to moisture, and may result in inaccurate test results.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
594 kits (lot .079=330; lot .080=162; lot .082=102).

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

 
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