Recall of Device Recall CELLDYN 4000 Automated Hematology Analyzer

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
    Counter, differential cell - Product Code GKZ
  • Reason
    A component used in assembly is out of specification, resulting in failure to retract, eject specimens, exposure below the safety zone, piercing of specimen tubes, or error message to display.
  • Action
    The firm, Abbott Laboratories, sent an "Urgent Field Safety Notice Product Recall" letter dated December 28, 2009 to the Customers via Federal Express. The letter described the product, problem and action to be taken. The customers were instructed to destroy any CELL-DYN 4000 Vent Head Spring Assemblies that they have on hand and have not installed; (No action is necessary for assemblies that are currently installed on the CELL-DYN 4000 Analyzer); complete and return the Customer Reply form (even if they do not have the product) via fax to 1-800-777-0051 or email: QAGCO@abbott.comProduce Recall; indicate the number of Vent Head Spring Assemblies destroyed. the number identified will be replaced with Vent Head Spring Assemblies that meet specifications, and to please keep this communication with their CELL-DYN 4000 System Operator's Manual. If you have any questions regarding this communication, U.S. customers should call Customer Support at 1-877-4ABBOTT (1-877-422-2688). Customers outside the U.S., please contact your local hematology customer support representative.


  • Model / Serial
    List Number 07H95-01, manufactured between June 18 to November 11, 2009.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA including states of: CA, CO, FL, GA, KY, NC, NJ, NY, OR, VA, and WV; and countries including: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany and Japan.
  • Product Description
    CELL-DYN 4000 Vent Head Spring Assembly, a component of the CELL-DYN 4000 Automated Hematology Analyzer, List Number 07H95-01, manufactured by Abbott Diagnostics Division, Santa Clara, CA || Medical device component. The CELL-DYN 4000 System is a multiparameter automated hematology analyzer designed for in vitro diagnostic use in clinical laboratories. The vent head spring assembly is used in the auto-sampling mechanism on the CELL-DYN 4000.
  • Manufacturer


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