Recall of Architect LH MasterCheck.

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
    Single (specified) analyte controls (assayed and unassayed). - Product Code JJX
  • Reason
    The values listed in the architect lh mastercheck, lot 82520 data sheet are incorrect. when masterchecks do not perform as intended, the integrity of the system cannot be verified and patient results would not be generated. other commercially available materials are available to customers in order to meet clia requirements.
  • Action
    A Product Correction, Immediate Action Required letter and Customer Reply Form dated 9/5/08 were sent to all Architect LH MasterChecks (List Number 6C25-05) customers who received Lot 82520M. Customers were informed that the values listed in the Architect LH MasterCheck Lot 82520 data sheet are incorrect. Customers were requested to check their inventory for the affected lot, and if any kits were found, to substitute the values printed on the data sheet with the values supplied in the letter. In addition, Customers were requested to keep a copy of the letter on file and to complete the Customer Reply Form, indicating that the letter was received, understood and disseminated to the laboratory manager/supervisor responsible for the Architect LH MasterCheck testing, and fax it to Abbott by 9/19/08 at 1-800-777-0051. Follow-up telephone calls will be placed to customers who do not provide a written reply via the Customer Reply Form. U.S. Customers please contact Abbott Laboratories Customer Service at 1-877-422-2688 for questions regarding this information.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Number: 82520M.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
  • Product Description
    Architect LH MasterCheck (List 6C25-05). An in-vitro diagnostic, consisting of 4 - 2 mL vials of LH MasterCheck, Levels 0, 1, 2 and 3. Manufactured for Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL 60064. || ARCHITECT LH MasterCheck is intended for use in the verification of sensitivity, calibration linearity, and reportable range of the LH assay on the Abbott ARCHITECT i System.
  • 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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