Recall of Device Recall ARCHITECT i2000 Processing Module

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 was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    in vitro diagnostic - Product Code JJE
  • Reason
    If the architect i2000/i2000sr system becomes contaminated with microbes generating folate-like by-products, the architect folate assay may experience calibration failures and/or shifts in results.
  • Action
    Notification Letters were sent to all customers who received the ARCHITECT Folate Reagent on 03/28/07. Customers were provided with instructions on how to conduct a Wash Buffer Unload procedure and were requested to perform this action daily. Customers were also asked to contact their local Abbott Customer Support Rep to schedule an Internal Decontamination procedure on the ARCHITECT System. Firm recalling to the user (laboratory) level.


  • Model / Serial
    All serial numbers.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Folate Reagent distributed to the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom. No US distribution.
  • Product Description
    ARCHITECT i2000SR Processing Module, for in vitro diagnostics, List Number 3M74-01; manufactured by Abbot Laboratories, Irving, TX.
  • Manufacturer


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