Recall of Device Recall CELLDYN Sapphire 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
    Differential Cell Counter - Product Code GKZ
  • Reason
    Exposed wire resulted in minor electrical shock and burn to the service technician.
  • Action
    Recall issued August 22, 2008. Technical service bulletin was issued for all field personnel via internal database. No customer communication is planned as customers are instructed *not* to remove the cover, which is necessary to access the area.


  • Model / Serial
    All pre production units with Serial numbers S-001 to S-026 and all production units with serial numbers 42003AZ-42007AZ, 42010AZ-42030AZ, 42032AZ-42033AZ, 42037AZ-42059AZ, 42061AZ-42062AZ, 42064AZ-42067AZ, 42072AZ-42074AZ, 42076AZ-42081AZ, 42083AZ-42123AZ, 42125AZ-42852AZ, 42854AZ-42944AZ, 42946AZ-42949AZ, 42951AZ, 42953AZ, 42955AZ-42961AZ, and 42963AZ-42964AZ
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution --- including USA and countries of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China WFOTC, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    CELL-DYN Sapphire Hematology Analyzer, List numbers 08H00-01, 08H00-03 || A multi- parameter, automated hematology analyzer designed for in vitro diagnostic use in counting and characterizing blood cells.
  • Manufacturer


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