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
    Acid, lactic, enzymatic method - Product Code KHP
  • Reason
    Abbott has identified negative interference from the drug n-acetyl cysteine (nac) with the architect lactic acid reagent (ln 9d89-21).
  • Action
    Abbott Laboratories sent an Product Correction Immediate Action Required letter dated October 10, 2016, to all affected customers. Please review this letter with your Medical Director Taking the above information into consideration, you may continue to use ARCHITECT Lactic Acid reagent (LN 9D89-21) Please complete and return the Customer Reply Form If you have forwarded the product listed above to other laboratories, please inform them of this Product Correction and provide to them a copy of this letter Please retain this letter for your laboratory records. If you or any of the health care providers you serve have any questions regarding this information, U.S. Customers please contact Customer Service at 1-877-4ABBOTT (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Customers outside the U.S., please contact your local area Customer Service. For further questions please call (847) 937-2550.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot: 31497UN14 Exp.: 17 Oct. 2016; Lot: 09353UNI15 Exp.: 12 Feb. 2017; Lot: 45216UN15 12 May 2017; Lot: 14596UN15 Exp.: 30 Jul. 2017; Lot: 37055UN15 Exp.: 12 Oct. 2017; Lot: 14782UN16 Exp.: 21 Apr. 2018
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and Worldwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    ARCHITECT Lactic Acid Part # 09D891T21 || The Lactic Acid assay is used for the quantitation of lactic acid in human 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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