Lead Testing Matters
3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Lead Testing Matters [Abstract]  
Lead Testing Matters
Lead Testing Matters
On September 1, 2021, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary Magellan announced the expansion of the Class I voluntary recall of its LeadCare test kits for the detection of lead in blood, which it had initiated in May 2021 after identifying an issue in certain manufactured lots of its LeadCare test kits. As a result of the identified issue, impacted test kit lots could potentially underestimate blood lead levels when processing patient blood samples. Although it was initially believed that the root cause of the issue related to the plastic containers used for the treatment reagent, additional studies have indicated that the root cause related to the third-party-sourced cardboard trays that held the treatment reagent containers. Upon correction of the identified supplier issue, shipment of product resumed during the second quarter of fiscal 2022. The Company continues to work closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in its execution
of the recall activities, which has included Magellan notifying customers and distributors affected by the recall and providing instructions for the return of impacted test kits. Remaining accrued LeadCare product recall costs totaling approximately
$177 and $430 are reflected within the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022, respectively. Anticipated recall-related costs primarily include temporary labor costs, product replacement and/or refund costs, mailing/shipping costs, attorneys’ fees and other miscellaneous costs. Information utilized in the accrual estimation process includes observable inputs such as customer
inventory data, product sales data, average sales price, and product inventory turns, among other things.
On April 17, 2018, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary Magellan received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) regarding its LeadCare product line. The subpoena outlined documents to be produced, and the Company is cooperating with the DOJ in this matter. The Company maintains rigorous policies and procedures to promote compliance with applicable regulatory agencies and requirements and is working with the DOJ to promptly respond to the subpoena, including responding to additional information requests that have followed receipt of the subpoena in April 2018. The Company has executed tolling agreements to extend the statute of limitations. In March and April 2021, DOJ issued two subpoenas, both to former employees of Magellan, calling for witnesses to testify before a federal grand jury related to this matter. In September and October 2021, DOJ issued additional subpoenas to individuals seeking testimony and documents in connection with its ongoing investigation. It is the Company’s understanding that multiple witnesses have testified before the federal grand jury and the DOJ’s investigation is ongoing. Discussions continue with the DOJ to explore resolution of the matter. The Company believes a loss is probable in the DOJ LeadCare legal matter and, in accordance with applicable accounting guidance, has accrued $42,000 and $10,000 as of December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022, respectively, as an estimate of the cost to resolve the DOJ LeadCare legal matter. The increase in the estimated cost to resolve the DOJ LeadCare legal matter is based upon additional information received by the Company during discussions held with the DOJ subsequent
September 30, 2022. The $32,000 expense resulting from the increase in the accrual is reflected in litigation and select legal costs within the
Consolidated Statement of Operations for the three months ended December 
, 2022. The Company cannot predict when the investigation will be resolved or the outcome of the investigation, and the ultimate resolution of the DOJ LeadCare legal matter may exceed the amount accrued at
December 31
, 2022 and could be material to the Company. Approximately $814 and $281 of expense for attorneys’ fees related to this matter is included within the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.