Recall of ARCHITECT Instrument

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 Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    The peristaltic head tubing placed on the architect c4000, c8000, and c16000 has the possibility to leak due to a manufacturing issue associated with the tubing connector.
  • Action
    All worldwide ARCHITECT Clinical Chemistry System customers with impacted instruments will receive the Product Correction Letter dated, 9/29/17. A customer reply is requested from all affected consignees.


  • Model / Serial
    c400073, c400103, c400498, c400600, c400890, c400934, c400935, c401018, c401055, c401056, c401182, c401505, c401520, c401686, c401887, c460196, c460200, c460943, c461550, c803669, c803753, c1600144, c1600249, c1600251, c1600641, c1600720, c1600819, c1600859, c1600976, c1601350, c1601351
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution to US, Canada, France, and Germany.
  • Product Description
    ARCHITECT c4000 part number 02P24; ARCHITECT c8000 part number 01G06; ARCHITECT c16000 part number 03L77 Clinical Chemistry systems.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, Inc, 1921 Hurd Dr, 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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