Recall of ARCHITECT i System Assay CD ROM

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 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
    Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
  • Reason
    There continues to be an elevated level of complaint activity for calibration error code 1227, when using architect lh reagent lots (6c25-22 or 6c25-27) due to the use of assay disk versions that do not contain the updated architect lh assay file contained on architect i system assay cd rom versions 24 and higher (us ln 6e58, ww ln 6e59).
  • Action
    Abbott issued a "Product Correction-Immediate Action Required" letter dated April 24, 2009. The letter provided users with the steps to take to determine what version of the ARCHITECT LH Assay is on their instrument and instructions for installing the assay file provided with the letter if needed. Users were requested to return a customer reply letter acknowledging receipt of the letter. For additional information, contact 1-877-4ABBOTT.


  • Model / Serial
    Product List Number: 6E58 (US) Version 22.01and 6E59 (WW) Version 23.0 and lower, all serial numbers.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- United States including Puerto Rico and Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    ARCHITECT i System Assay CD ROM - US, list 6E58-22, Version 22.01, and ARCHITECT i System Assay CD-ROM - WW (excluding US), list 6E59-23, Version 23.0, containing the ARCHITECT LH assay file; Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostic Division, Abbott Park, IL 60064 USA; Product List Number: 6E58 (US) and 6E59 (WW) Versions 23 and lower. || The Architect LH assay is a Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay for the quantitative determination of human luteinizing hormone (LH) in human serum or plasma.
  • 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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