Recall of ARCHITECT Cyclosporine

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

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
    Cyclosporine - Product Code MKW
  • Reason
    The architect cyclosporine assay has the potential to generate falsely elevated or depressed results with patient samples due to precision exceeding the package insert claim of <15% total cv. calibrators and controls also have the potential to be impacted by the assay imprecision.
  • Action
    Abbott Laboratories sent a "PRODUCT RECALL" letter dated October 7, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers to only run ARCHITECT Cyclosporine using Reaction Vessel (RV) lots manufactured with the same resin as follows: a) RV lots beginning with lot 06083P100 and higher can be used together or, b) RVs lots lower than 06083P100 can be used together. Any RV lot number that does not begin with a zero (e.g. 90032P100) should also be considered lower than 06083P100. Further instructions were included for the accounts to follow when running ARCHITECT Cyclosporine assays. A Customer Reply form was provided to customers to complete and return via fax at 1-800-777-0051. Customers can contact Abbott Customer Service at 1-877-4ABBOTT for questions regarding this notice. A second letter was sent to the accounts on 11/23/11 to simplify the instructions for identifying the Architect Reaction Vessel lots that can be used together for use with the Architect Cyclosporine assay.


  • Model / Serial
    lots 95098M500 exp 12/21/2011; 96143M500 exp 01/20/2012; 96142M500 exp 01/20/2012; 01107M500 exp 02/24/2011; 02079M500 exp 02/24/2012; 03182M500 exp 05/19/2012; 05533M500 exp 05/19/2012; 04069M500 exp 06/02/2012; 06525M500 exp 06/02/2012; 05014M500 exp 06/23/2012; 07011M500 exp 06/23/2012
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and the countries of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    ARCHITECT Cyclosporine; an in-vitro diagnostic chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for the quantitative determination of cyclosporine in human whole blood Distributed by Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostics Division, Abbott Park, IL 60064 USA; list 1L75-25. || The ARCHITECT Cyclosporine assay is a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for the quantitative determination of cyclosporine in human whole blood on the ARCHITECT i System. The ARCHITECT Cyclosporine assay is used as an aid in the management of heart, liver and kidney transplant patients receiving cyclosporine therapy.
  • Manufacturer


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