Recall of ARCHITECT cSystem

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
    Processing Module, for In Vitro Diagnostics; - Product Code JJE
  • Reason
    Incorrect sample/test identification: due to a software timing defect with certain versions of architect csystem software, test results may be incorrectly associated to a sample identification during specific sample-processing conditions of the robotic sample handler.
  • Action
    Notification letters sent to consignees on 09/17/07. Consignees informed of the software defect and the conditions that would cause the software error to occur. Consignees told they would be contacted by an Abbott Field Service Rep who would install ARCHITECT System Software v3.11 and were asked to respond via fax using Customer Reply form acknowledging receipt and understanding of correction letter. Firm recalling to hospital/user level.


  • Model / Serial
    All Serial Numbers: ARCHITECT cSystems using ARCHITECT System Software Versions: ---Software Version--List Number--Part Number-- 2.10-- 05F48-11-- 7-99077-01 2.11-- 05F48-12 --7-99077-02 2.12 --None --------7-99077-03 2.20 --05F48-13 ---7-201738-01 2.20DB --05F48-14 ---7-201738-02 2.30-- None --202246-01 2.60-- 05F48-17-- 7-203715-01 3.00-- 05F48-15-- 7-202246-01 3.10-- 05F48-18-- 7-203715-02
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: USA (including Puerto Rico), Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Singapore, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    ARCHITECT c8000 Processing Module, for In Vitro Diagnostics; List Number 106-01; Affected software: v2.10, v2.11, v2.12, v2.20, v2.20DB, v2.30, v2.60, v3.00 and v3.10; Distributed by Abbott Laboratories, Irving, TX.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, Inc, 1921 Hurd Drive, PO Box 152020, Irving TX 75038
  • Source