Recall of Device Recall ACL TOP (Base)

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Instrumentation Laboratory Co..

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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
    Instrument, coagulation, automated - Product Code GKP
  • Reason
    Potential for sample misidentification.
  • Action
    Consignees were notified via phone starting on June 3, 2014. On June 4, a USPS mailing was sent to all US/Canadian customers. On June 4, 2014, email notifications were sent to the IL Affiliates and International Distributors/Dealers (through the International Group) requesting them to translate the Field Safety Notice and provide notification to their customer base and secondary distributors. The Urgent Product Correction letter informs consignees of the issue and provides workaround instructions. Consignees are asked to complete a Mandatory Response Tracking Record and return it via Fax (781)861-4207 or email: For technical questions, consignees should contact the IL Technical Support Center at 1-800-678-0710.


  • Model / Serial
    Start SN and Date: 03110101 Nov 2003 and End SN and Date 11111174 Nov 2011
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WV, and the countries of Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Quatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    ACL TOP (Base), automated coagulation laboratory instrument.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Instrumentation Laboratory Co., 180 Hartwell Road, Bedford MA 01730-2443
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source