Recall of ABBOTT Clinical Chemistry Calibrator

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

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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 Date Posted
  • 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
    Calibrator, multi-analyte mixture - Product Code JIX
  • Reason
    The field action was initiated after an investigation for the total bilirubin reagents (list number 8g62 and list number 6l45) determined that the matrix of the secondary standard used in the value assignment of the calibrator is sensitive to the diazo method. the matrix of this secondary standard caused a positive bias. because of these findings, a new total bilirubin calibrator value assignm.
  • Action
    On September 12, 2008, a Product Correction letter with an attached Customer reply form was mailed via US Postal Service to all affected customers that have received the affected lots. The letter instructed customers to take the following actions: 1. Identify the lot number(s) of Clinical Chemistry Bilirubin Calibrator currently used in your laboratory; 2. Replace the calibrator value sheet with the appropriate attachment provided with this letter. Discard the previous calibrator value sheet; 3. Configure the revised Total Bilirubin calibrator values provided in the Attachments, for the appropriate calibrator lot number and reagent list number. ARCHITECT cSystems: Refer to System Configuration in Section 2, Installation Procedures and Special Requirements in the Architect System Operations Manual. AEROSET: Refer to Calibrator/Control Configuration in Section 2, Installation Procedures and Special Requirements of the AEROSET System Operations Manual; 4. Calibrate the Total Bilirubin assay. Verify the calibration with at least two levels of controls according to the established quality control requirement for your laboratory; 5. Evaluate your quality control. Shifts in quality control and proficiency testing samples may vary among laboratories and should be evaluated according to your laboratory procedures. NOTE: Refer to the Attachments (E and F) for the representative shift with the revised calibrator values (Patient sample and Control/QC recovery); and 6. Evaluate your reference range and any shifts in patient results. It is recommended that each laboratory established its own expected ranges, which may be unique to the population it serves. Please retain this communication for future reference. If you have forwarded any Clinical Chemistry Bilirubin Calibrator to another laboratory, please provide a copy of this letter to them. For questions, please contact ABBOTT Customer Service at 877-422-2688 (or 877-4ABBOTT). Customers outside of the


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Number: 61388M100, 57919M100, 54754M100, and 52632M100.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution including United States, Mexico, Columbia, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Bahamas, Guatemala, Argentina, Germany, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, Singapore, Australia, Curacao and Cayman Island.
  • Product Description
    ABBOTT Clinical Chemistry Bilirubin Calibrator, List Number 1E66-04. || The device is intended for medical purposes for use in a test system to establish points of reference that are used in the determination of values in the measurement of substances in human specimens. The product is used to calibrate assays used to determine bilirubin concentrations in neonate and adult patient samples.
  • Manufacturer


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