Recall of Device Recall CellDyn 3700 System with Immature Reticulocyte Fraction (IRF)

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 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
    Differential Cell Counter - Product Code GKZ
  • Reason
    The nylon washer has an outer diameter which is undersized resulting in the inability to generate patient results.
  • Action
    Product Correction letters were sent on March 15, 2011. via Federal Express. The letter identified the affected product, explained the problem, the patient impact and the necessary action that were to be taken. Customers were to review the letter and inform their Laboratory Manager of the pending action.; complete and return the Customer Reply Form; and save a copy of the letter for their records. If there were any questions, customers were to contact Customer Support at 1-877-4ABBOTT or their local hematology customer support representative for customers outside of the US.


  • Model / Serial
    List Number 02H30-01; lot number 20071AN; Refurbished list number: 02H030-03; lot numbers 20478AN96, 20390AN96, and 20421AN96.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- AZ, CA, FL, IA, ID, IN, MA, MI, MN, MS, ND, NY, OK, OR, SC, SD, TX, WI, WY and Germany, Singapore, Mexico, China, South Korea, Argentina, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Australia, and Chile.
  • Product Description
    CELL-DYN Shear Valve Assembly used on CELL-DYN 3700CS Analyzer and CELL-DYN 3700CS Analyzer (refurb). || Abbott Diagnostics Division, Santa Clara, CA 05054 || Designed for in vitro diagnostic use in clinical laboratories.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, 5440 Patrick Henry Dr, Santa Clara CA 95054-1113
  • Source