NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration this week released a Class 2 Device Recall notice on Exact Sciences' Sample Mixer v2 used to mix stool samples in a sample container as part of pre-analytic sample processing. The FDA said that Exact sent an "urgent medical device correction" letter via email on April 28 to all affected consignees. The letter identified affected products and explained the issue, and the firm said that it would correct each unit, FDA said.

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