Recall of Device Recall CellDyn Ruby 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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  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
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  • 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
    Burn risk-- when power is cycled to the instrument, there is a possibility that the mixer motor assembly may reach 100 degrees celsius (212 degrees fahrenheit ). if the customer touches the motor, burns may occur.
  • Action
    A "Product Correction" letter dated February 12, 2009 and "Customer Reply" form were sent to all currently active CELL-DYN Ruby customers using Software Version 2.0 ML. The letter described the affected product, necessary actions and contact information for customers. Customers were instructed to acknowledge receipt of the "Product Correction" letter by completing the enclosed Customer Reply form and return via fax to 1-800-777-0051. A product information letter is being added to the accessory kits shipped with new instruments and version 2.0 ML System Software upgrade kits. For questions regarding this information, contact Abbott Laboratories Customer Support by calling 1-877-422-2688. Customers outside the US, please contact your local hematology customer support representative.


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  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- US, Argentina, Canada, Columbia, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    Cell-Dyn Ruby Hematology Analyzer with System Software Version 2.0ML, List Number 08H67-01, Manufactured by Abbott Diagnostics Division, Santa Clara, CA. || Product is a multi-parameter automated hematology analyzer designed for in vitro diagnostic use in clinical laboratories. The instrument has two modes of operation: autoloader that aspirates samples from closed collection tubes, and open tube mode that aspirates samples from open collection tubes
  • Manufacturer


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