Recall of Abbott m2000rt System software

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

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
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  • Event Source
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  • 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
    Real time nucleic acid amplification system. - Product Code OOI
  • Reason
    The abbott m2000rt system software has software bug which can affect customers who manually enter a test order onto the m2000rt and sorts a column on the calibration or control grids of the test order screen by double clicking the column header. this causes a mismatch between specific concentration values and the designated calibrators and controls in the final results, which could cause an inval.
  • Action
    Abbott Molecular Inc. sent a Field Correction Recall letter dated September 8, 2011, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The customer was instructed to follow the instructions identified until an upgrade to your m2000rt software can be installed. Abbott Molecular estimates that this software version will be available the first quarter of 2012. Please complete the enclosed reply sheet and fax it to (847) 775-6728 at your earliest convenience to acknowledge receipt. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.


  • Model / Serial
    catalog #09K15-01, all software versions are affected.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA (nationwide) including the countries of Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gaza & Jericho, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Yemen, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Product Description
    Abbott m2000rt System software; an automated system for performing fluorescence-based PCR that results in quantitative and qualitative detection of nucleic acid sequences; Abbott Molecular Inc., Des Plaines, IL 60018 USA; catalog #09K15-01 || The Abbott m2000rt System provides for real-time measurement of the stages of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Real-time PCR measures PCR amplification as it occurs, cycle-by-cycle, allowing quantitative measurements to be made during the highly reproducible exponential phase of PCR.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Molecular, 1300 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines IL 60018-3315
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