Recall of Device Recall Abbott Clinical Chemistry Alkaline Phosphatase Assay

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 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
    Nitrophenylphosphate, alkaline phosphatase or isoenzymes - Product Code CJE
  • Reason
    The reagent has the potential to be contaminated with mold, the cladosporium fungal species.
  • Action
    The firm decided to recall and notified consignees by a Product Recall - Immediate Action Required letter on 08/26/11. The letter identified the affected product, the reason for the recall, the patient impact, and necessary actions to be taken by the customer. Customers are to determine if they are using or have the affected product in their inventory. Customers are to discontinue use and destroy any remaining product of the specified lots in accordance with their facility's policies and procedures. Alternative lots of the product should be ordered and the enclosed Customer Reply form should be completed and returned. The letter also states that customers may want to decontaminate their systems by following the steps in Attachment A. If the product from the affected lots were further distributed, a copy of the letter should be provided to those customers as well. Questions regarding the letter should be directed to Customer Service at 1-877-4ABBOTT for US customers, and customers outside of the US should contact their local area Customer Service.


  • Model / Serial
    71628UN10, Exp. 11/19/2011; 62474UN10, Exp. 11/19/2011; and 08145UN11, Exp. 2/15/2012.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    Clinical Chemistry Alkaline Phosphatase, List Number 7D55-21 & 7D55-31. || Used for the quantitation of alkaline phosphatase in human serum or plasma.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, Inc, 1921 Hurd Drive, PO Box 152020, 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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