Recall of Device Recall ACL TOP Family

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 carryover issue that can can cause shortened aptt clotting times on the instrument.
  • Action
    Instrumentation Laboratory sent an Important Product Correction letter on July 19, 2013, to all affected customers. On July 23, 2013, the same communication was circulated by the IL International Group in Milan, Italy to the affected international distributors and dealers. The interim field notification was followed by the release of corrective Software V5.1.0 and Parameters P-16.3.00 (Phase II) on September 30,2013. Consignees were advised of a potential carryover issue and a workaround was provided. Consignees were asked to fax the Mandatory Response Tracking Form to 781-861-4207 or email to For technical questions customers were instructed to contact the IL Technical Support Center at 1-800-678-0710, option 2. For product availability questions, customers were instructed to contact their IL Customer Service Representative at 1-800-955-9525, Option #2. For questions regarding this recall call 781-861-4467.


  • Model / Serial
    Start SN and Date: 06020101, Feb 2006; End SN and Date: 10080662, Aug 2010
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including 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, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WV. Internationally to Canada, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britian, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luthuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Viet Nam.
  • Product Description
    ACL TOP CTS; PN 0000280020 || Bench top, fully automated, random access analyzer designed specifically for in vitro diagnostic clinical use in the hemostasis laboratory for coagulation and/or fibrinolysis testing in the assessment of thrombosis and/or hemostasis. The systems provide results for both direct hemostasis measurements and calculated parameters.
  • Manufacturer


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