Recall of Abbott Clinical Chemistry Aeroset/Architect Bilirubin Calibrator

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Abbott Laboratories Inc..

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    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.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Bilirubin Calibrator - Product Code JIX
  • Reason
    Incorrect calibrator values: changes in a raw material used in the bilirubin calibrator value assignment process contributed to variability in the preparation of the standard.
  • Action
    An August 10, 2007, Product Correction letter was provided to all ARCHITECT cSystem and AEROSET System customers. The letter advises that changes in a raw material used in the Bilirubin Calibrator value assignment process contributed to variability in the preparation of the NIST standard 916a. Revised Bilirubin values for the calibrator lot numbers in this recall are attached to the recall notice. Six necessary actions were listed in the recall notice as: 1) Identify the lot numbers of Clinical Chemistry Bilirubin Calibrator(s) currently in use. 2) Discard the value sheet and replace with the appropriate values provided with the recall letter. 3) Enter the revised Bilirubin values. 4) Calibrate the assays. 5) Evaluate your quality control. 6) Evaluate your reference range and any shifts in patient results.


  • Model / Serial
    List Number (LN) 1E66-03 Lot Number: 38436M100 (Expires September 30, 2007); List Number (LN) 1E66-04 Lot Numbers: 41456M100 (Expires December 31, 2007), 42396M100 (Expires April 30, 2008), 48616M100 (Expires July 31, 2007)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide: USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, Panama, Cayman Islands, and El Salvador
  • Product Description
    Abbott Clinical Chemistry Aeroset/Architect (c Systems)Bilirubin Calibrator, List Number (LN) 1E66-03 & List Number (LN) 1E66-04, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL 60064
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories Inc., 820 Mission St, South Pasadena CA 91030-3142
  • Source