Recall of Abbott m2000sp Instrument

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
  • 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
    Clinical sample concentrator - Product Code JJH
  • Reason
    Abbott molecular has received reports in which the liquid waste sensor and components in the m2000sp lower instrument cabinet overheated and/or caught fire.
  • Action
    Abbott Molecular sent a Field Correction Recall letter dated October 10, 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 further notice, and to complete the enclosed reply sheet and fax it to (847) 775-6728 at their earliest convenience to acknowledge receipt and understanding of the letter. For questions regarding this recall call 224-361-7133.


  • Model / Serial
    list 09K14, all serial numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA (nationwide) including the countries of Algeria, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Croatia, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gaza & Jericho, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Zambia
  • Product Description
    Abbott m2000sp Instrument; an automated system for performing sample preparation for nucleic acid testing; Abbott Molecular Inc., Des Plaines, IL 60018 USA; list 09K14
  • Manufacturer


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