Recall of ABBOTT TestPack Plus hCG Combo

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

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.

Learn more about the data here
  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 3
  • 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
    Visual, Pregnancy Hcg, Prescription Use - Product Code JHI
  • Reason
    False positive results may be obtained with the identified lot of list 3a60-16 when using a negative patient sample or a negative control.
  • Action
    Abbott notified their affiliates in all eight countries via e-mail on 8/7/05. Each Abbott international country organization is responsible for translating the customer letter, contacting customers and determining the method of effectiveness checks based on their country requirements. The recall letters inform the accounts of the false positive results, and were requested to return any remaining inventory of the affected lots to Abbott in Germany.


  • Model / Serial
    list 3A60-16, lot 17597M200, exp. 10/25/05
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    This product is not distributed in the U.S. It was distributed internationally to Canada, Germany, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Bahamas, the Philippines (via Singapore), New Zealand, and Uruguay
  • Product Description
    ABBOTT TestPack +Plus hCG Combo, list 3A60-16; the kit contains 20 reaction discs, anti-beta hCG (Goat) and anti-alpha hCG (Mouse, Monoclonal) coated, and 20 transfer pipettes; Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL 60064 USA
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories MPG, 100 Abbott Park Rd, Abbott Park IL 60064-3502
  • Source