Recall of ACCELERATOR Automated Processing System

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 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
    Calculator/data processing module, for clinical use - Product Code JQP
  • Reason
    When an architect c16000 system is connected to an accelerator aps system, the software on the accelerator aps system may not generate an error warning when a sample presentation/sample queue error occurs, which could result in contamination of subsequent samples.
  • Action
    Abbott Laboratories notified Customers of the affected device via a "Product Correction" letter dated October 27, 2008. Consignees provided with a temporary work around until a service representative upgrades the system software. For further information, contact your local Abbott Laboratories, Inc. service representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial Numbers: ABT 042, ABT 055, ABT 037, ABT 016, ABT 041, ABT 046, ABT 035, ABT 040, ABT 039, ABT 033, ABT 028, ABT 011, ABT 006 and ABT 007.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    International Distribution -- Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Canada and Scotland.
  • Product Description
    ACCELERATOR APS System Input/Output Module (IOM); List Number: 7L01-01; manufactured by Inpecco SpA, Segrate (MI), Italy.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, Inc, 1921 Hurd Drive, PO Box 152020, Irving TX 75038-4313
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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