Recall of Device Recall Architect c8000

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

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
    Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
  • Reason
    The architect c8000 instrument contains tubing that does not meet specifications and has the potential to leak.
  • Action
    Abbott notified thier affected consignees via phone or visit on 5/29/15. A follow up Product Recall notification letter dated June 4, 2015 was sent to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers to immediately discontinue use of the product, Abbott representative will be make all necessary arrangements for replacing your impacted instruments(s), follow your laboratory protocol regarding the need to review previously reported patient results and retain this notification for laboratory records. For questions contact Customer Service at 1-877-4ABBOTT.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial Numbers: C802239, C802312, C802260, C802447, C801911
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution in the states of CA, AL, NY and WI.
  • Product Description
    ARCHITECT c8000 System List Number 01G06-98 || Product Usage: The Abbott ARCHITECT cSystem is intended for In Vitro diagnostic use only. It is designed to perform automated: chemistry tests, utilizing photometry and potentiometric technology.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, 100 Abbott Park Rd, Abbott Park IL 60064-3502
  • 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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