Recall of CELLDYN Emerald

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
    Counter, differential cell - Product Code GKZ
  • Reason
    There is the potential for the instrument to not power up due to the flash memory issue. this will result in an error message displayed is "no memory available" and has the potential for delay in generating patient results.
  • Action
    The firm, Abbott Laboratories, sent a "Product Correction" letter dated October 15, 2010 to all customers. The letter described the product, problem and action to be taken by the customer. The customers were instructed to install a new printer driver in the software location using the provided instructions and to complete and return the Customer Reply Form via fax 1-800-777-0051 or email to even if they no longer have the instrument. If you have any questions regarding this information, U.S. customers should call Customer Support at 1-877-4ABBOTT; customers outside the U.S., please contact your local hematology customer support representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial numbers ending in  0063,0110,0196,0197,  0230,0281,0285,0293,  0319,0329,0332,0358,  0361,0362,0396,0435,  0440,0468,0474,0606,  0642, 0664, 0687, and  0719 through 1331
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA including states of: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, O, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI; and countries including: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, St. Eustalius & St. Martin, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Product Description
    Abbott brand CELL-DYN Emerald, CELL-DYN Emerald CPU Board Hematology System; || List Number: 09H39-01; Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) Numbers: 8701686901, 8701686902; || Product is distributed by || Abbott Diagnostics Division, Santa Clara. CA and manufactured in France for Abbott Diagnostics Division of Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL || Intended use: The CELL-DYN Emerald is an automated hematology analyzer designed for in-vitro diagnostic use in clinical laboratories.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, 5440 Patrick Henry Dr, Santa Clara CA 95054-1113
  • Source