Recall of Device Recall ARCHITECT Estradiol Reagent

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 3
  • 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
    Estradiol Reagent - Product Code CHP
  • Reason
    A small number of reagent kits were incorrectly configured. the affected kits contain either two bottles of conjugate or two bottles of assay diluent instead of one bottle of each.
  • Action
    Abbott initiated a field correction recall by letter dated 2/19/07 to all customers receiving the affected reagent. The accounts were informed of the incorrectly configured reagent kits. The accounts were requested to assess the inventory for the affected lots of reagents, inspect each kit and destroy any kits incorrectly configured, recording the number of kits inspected and the number of kits discarded on the customer reply form and faxing it to Abbott by 3/2/07, indicating that the letter was received and understood. Replacement kits will be issued for the number of kits destroyed, as indicated on the reply sheet. Customers requiring additional information were directed to contact Abbott Customer Service at 1-877-422-2688.


  • Model / Serial
    400 Test Kit Lot Number: 42462M100 and 100 Test Kit Lot Number: 42462M101
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution including U.S.A., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Panama.
  • Product Description
    ARCHITECT Estradiol Reagent, each kit contains bottles of coated Microparticles and bottles of Conjugate; 400 Test Kit-list number 2K25-20 (4 x 100 tests) and 100 Test Kit-list number 2K25-25 (1 x 100 tests); Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL 60064-3500
  • 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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