DATE NOTIFICATION INITIATED:
December 19, 2006
PRODUCT / LOT NUMBER / EXPIRATION DATE:
BacT/VIEW Software (all versions)
22105-68 Update Disk
22105-69 Install Disk
Affected Platform: BacT/ALERT Classic Instruments
Durham, North Carolina
bioMerieux, Inc. is initiating a 'Voluntary Field Corrective Action' of the BacT/VIEW Software when used in conjunction with the BacT/ALERT Classic Instruments. The BacT/ALERT Classic instrument is designed to generate an error message if the clocks in the Instrument and the BacT/VIEW desynchronize by more than five minutes. When this occurs, the system suspends all activity and requires the operator to enter the correct date and time before activities can resume. The computer and all enabled data unit clocks are then resynchronized to the time and date entered by the operator.
bioMerieux has recently discovered that the BacT/VIEW will be unable to send new test results to an LIS, perform automatic backups or daily reboots, or run scheduled reports, unless the user touches the BacT/VIEW touch screen or clicks a function after resynchronizing the clocks.