Recall of Device Recall AxSYM Homocysteine Reagent Pack

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

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
    Urinary Homocystine (Nonquantitative) Test System - Product Code LPS
  • Reason
    There is a kit-to-kit difference within the lots, with the reagents generating different polarization values than those in others.
  • Action
    Recall letters dated 8/22/03 informed users of the kit to kit difference within the lots, and outlined the actions needed to take for patient results obtained from the use of the affected kits. The customers were requested to destroy any remaining inventory of the affected reagents. Any questions were directed to Abbott's Customer Service at 1-877-422-2688.


  • Model / Serial
    list 5F51-20, lots 01724M300, 03314HN00, 03533HN00
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Lot 01724M300 was distributed nationwide, as well as to Canada, Singapore, Tahiland, Korea, Hong Kong and China. Lots 03314HN00 and 03533HN00 were distributed by Abbott's Delkenheim, Germany subsidiary worldwide outside of the United States. These two lots were not distributed in the U.S.
  • Product Description
    AxSYM Homocysteine Reagent Pack, list 5F51-20, Produced by Axis-Shield, Oslo, Norway, for Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL 60064 USA
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories HPD/ADD/GPRD, 100/200 Abbott Park Road, Abbott Park IL 60064
  • Source