Recall of Device Recall AxSYM

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
    Clamp can cause misaligned seating of heater block resulting in inaccurate dispension of meia wash buffer or mup into the reaction cell. causes inconsistent results.
  • Action
    All consignees received Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) #83-081. This TSB gave instructions on how to install the AxSYM Small Heater Block clamp upgrade implemented June 6, 2002.


  • Model / Serial
    All Serial Numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and to the following foreign locations: Mexico, Viet Nam, Venezuela, Columbia, Argentina, Chile, Japan, Austria, Denmark, France, Israel, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, India, Phillippines, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Dominicam Republic, Canada, Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, China, Uruguay, Korea, England, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Eastern Europe, Switzerland, Central America, and Pakistan
  • Product Description
    AxSYM Analyzer, Small Heater Block Clamp, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, Irving, Texas
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, Inc, 1921 Hurd Drive, PO Box 152020, Irving TX 75015-2020
  • Source