Recall of Device Recall Clinical Chemistry Total Bilirubin

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Abbott Laboratories Inc..

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
    Diazo colorimetry, bilirubin - Product Code CIG
  • Reason
    Abbott laboratories has issued a recall on the clinical chemistry total bilirubin due to an under-recovery on one clinical neonatal specimen resulting in a value less than the assay linear limit.
  • Action
    Abbott Laboratories plans to release a Product Correction letter to customers instructing customers to follow the steps provided in order to revise their Total Bilirubin assay parameters. The letter explained the reason for the recall, along with the patient impact. Customers were to keep the letter as part of their laboratory records and also forward a copy to any other laboratories that they may have forwarded Total Bilirubin kits. U.S. Customers should contact Customer Service at 1-877-4ABBOTT, if they have questions.


  • Model / Serial
    List Numbers: 6L45-20, 6L45-40 Lot Numbers: 64047HW00, 64048HW00, 65084HW00, 65088HW00, 69001HW00, 69002HW00, 72016HW00, 73038HW00, 73057HW00, 75036HW00, 76023HW00, 77014HW00, 69025HW00, 73015HW00, 76038HW00, 77015HW00.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA, Guatemala, Chile, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda, Curacao, Cayman Island, and Jamaica.
  • Product Description
    Clinical Chemistry Total Bilirubin, 6L45-20 and 6L45-40. || Used for the quantitative analysis of total bilirubin in human serum or plasma of adults and neonates.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories Inc., 820 Mission St, South Pasadena CA 91030-3142
  • Source