Recall of Device Recall ARCHITECT

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 and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel data.
  • Extra notes in the data
    unknown device name - Product Code LID
  • Reason
    Falsely elevated b-hcg results can occur when running b12 and b-hcg assays on the same analyzer due to carryover. b-12 results are not impacted.
  • Action
    The firm initiated the recall via letter on December 14 and 16, 2004 directing consignees to perform the two tests on different machines or to contact the customer service representative in the event the consignee only has one machine.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots manufactured.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    The B12 reagent was only distributed to foreign countries including Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Dingapore, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Product Description
    B12 Reagent (6C09-20 and 6C09-25) for use with the ARCHITECT i2000 and i2000SR Analyzers, List numbers 8C89-01 and 3M74-01. The reagent is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL. The ARCHITECT instrument is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, Irving Texas
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, Inc, 1921 Hurd Drive, PO Box 152020, Irving TX 75038
  • Source