Recall of Device Recall ARCHITECT i2000 System and ARCHITECT i2000 SR

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
    Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
  • Reason
    Under certain conditions, the product's wash buffer containing sodium azide can come in contact with the wash zone mechanism ground cables on either of the two wash zones. the copper in the ground strap may corrode and form an unstable chemical substance (metal azide) that may be sensitive to direct pressure and impact.
  • Action
    A product correction notice was issued to consignees on July 17, 2009. Field representatives were instructed to visit consignees, inspect cables and replace them


  • Model / Serial
    ARCHITECT i2000 System List Number 8C89-01; ARCHITECT i2000SR System System List Number 3M74-01 and 3M74-02; Wash Zone Mechanism Grounding Kit Part Number 7-201369-01; Concentrated Wash Buffer 1 L List Number 6C54-58 and l0 L List number 6C54-88.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    ARCHITECT i2000 System and ARCHITECT i2000 SR wash buffer and wash zone mechanism grounding kit. || ARCHITECT System is designed to perform automated chemistry tests utilizing photometry and potentiometric technology; and immunoassay tests utilizing chemiluminescent microparticle assay detection technology.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, Inc, 1921 Hurd Drive, PO Box 152020, Irving TX 75038-4313
  • 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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