Recall of CELLDYN Emerald Diluent Reagent

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 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
    Differential Cell Counter - Product Code GKZ
  • Reason
    The product bar code label, when scanned, indicates that the volume is 10 ml rather than the correct volume of 10,000 ml. analytical results are not impacted, although, there is a potential for delay in generating results.
  • Action
    Product Recall notification letters were sent on 9/30/2010. The letter identified the affected product, an explanation of the problem, patient impact, and necessary actions. Consignees are to contact their local hematology customer support representative to arrange for replacement of the CELL-DYN Emerald Diluent Lot. Once the replacement lot has been received, customers should destroy the affected lot according to their laboratory procedures. A copy of the letter should be retained for their records and the Customer Reply Form should be completed and returned via fax or e-mail. US customers should contact Customer Support at 1-877-4ABBOTT, if they have questions.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Number: 4350, Expiration Date: June 30, 2012
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA, including states of PA, NY, CA, NC, IL, TX, KS, UT, VA, FL, AR, TN, MN, NE, MI, and DE and the country of Germany.
  • Product Description
    Abbott brand CELL-DYN Emerald Diluent Reagent, 10 mL, List Number: 09H48-02, || Product is manufactured and distributed by || Abbott Diagnostics Division, Santa Clara. CA || Designed for use on the CELL-DYN Emerald System, which 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