Recall of Device Recall AEROSET

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Abbott Laboratories Diagnostic Div.

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
    Igm, Antigen, Antiserum, Control - Product Code DFT
  • Reason
    Assay may produce falsely low igm results without error codes when testing specimens contain elevated serum paraproteins associated with various myeloma or other malignancies.
  • Action
    Consignees were provided with assay parameters for the RCD flag which may enhance the detection of these type of specimens. The assay parameter settings for the RCD flag were distributed to all AEROSET consignees in the United States by direct mail and to country managers worldwide via a Product Information letter dated July 31, 2002. Also provided with the Product Information letter was an AEROSET IgM Application Sheet containing the updated assay parameters for the RCD flag.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide to the following states: Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Alaska, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Alabama, North Carolina, California, Ohio, Utah, Michigan, Arizona, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Maine, Kansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Washington, Wyoming, Louisiana, Washington, Maryland, New Jersey, Arkansas, Iowa, South Carolina, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, and West Virginia. Worldwide to the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Germany, England, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Guatemala, New Zealand, Thailand, Turkey, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Venezuela, Pakistan, Finland, Ireland, and Taiwan.
  • Product Description
    AEROSET Immunoglobulin M, list number 1E01-01, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, South Pasadena, CA
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories Diagnostic Div, 820 Mission Street, South Pasadena CA 91030
  • Source