Recall of Device Recall CELLDYN Emerald Hematology Analyzer System

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
    Abbott has determined that gain settings for the non-standard specimen types may not match the gain settings for the standard specimen type. there is the potential for impact to product performance.
  • Action
    The firm, Abbott, sent two "Product Correction" letters one dated March 23,2010 and a follow-up letter dated July 1, 2010, via express mail to all its consignees/customers. The letters described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to perform the following steps, noted in the letter, to print and verify their gain setting. Abbott informed the customers that they would receive a mandatory software update and were instructed to install the CELL-DYN Emerald according to the attached instructions, and to complete and return the Customer Reply form via fax to 1-800-777-0051 or email to Should you have any questions or would like to discuss in more detail, contact Director Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Abbott Hematology at 408-567-3403.


  • Model / Serial
    All serial numbers.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA including: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WV; and countries including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Germany, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, St. Eustalius & St. Martin, and Turks & Caicos.
  • Product Description
    Abbott brand CELL-DYN Emerald Hematology Analyzer System; List Numbers: 09H39-01; The product is manufactured in France for Abbott Diagnostics Division of Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL || The CELL-DYN Emerald is an automated hematology analyzer designed for in-vitro diagnostic use in clinical laboratories.
  • Manufacturer


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