Recall of Device Recall IMx Folate Medium Control

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

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 3
  • 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 and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel data.
  • Extra notes in the data
    unknown device name - Product Code CGN--
  • Reason
    The is an increase in the number of control values out of range low, and diluted patient specimens may yield lower than expected results.
  • Action
    Abbott notified their international affiliates via e-mail on 12/16/03 and 1/5/04. Device recall letters dated 12/16/03 and 12/31/03 will be sent to the end users by the affiliates, informing them of the unapproved serum albumin used to manufacture the folate products, and listing the impact to performance for each affected components. There are separate customer recall letters for each assay platform -- ARCHITECT, AxSYM and IMx.


  • Model / Serial
    List 2220-11, lots 06320M200, 09655M100
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    There was no U.S. distribution. The products were shipped internationally through Abbott affiliates in Canada, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Columbia, Chile, Uruguay, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Curacao.
  • Product Description
    IMx Folate Medium Control, list 2220-11; the pack contains 8 - 1 mL bottles of IMx Folate Medium Control M 7.0 ng/mL; Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL 60064 USA
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories HPD/ADD/GPRD, 100/200 Abbott Park Road, Abbott Park IL 60064
  • Source