Recall of Device Recall White Blood Cell (WBC) ReagentPart A used with the CELLDYN 4000 and CELLDYN Sapphire Systems

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
    Red cell lysing reagent - Product Code GGK
  • Reason
    Microbial contamination: the wbc (white blood cell) reagent part a was confirmed positive for pseudomonas contamination.
  • Action
    Consignees were notified by a Product Recall letter sent 12/19/07. The letter instructs users to discontinue use of affected product and destroy any remaining inventory. Users were requested to return a customer reply form. For additional information, contact 1-877-4ABBOTT.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 51749i2, 51754i2 and 56675i2.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution including USA states of : AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and WV, and countries of: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    White Blood Cell (WBC) Reagent-Part A used with the CELL-DYN 4000 and CELL-DYN Sapphire Systems, Red cell lysing reagent, List Number 01H77-01, Supplied in 3.8L bottles, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL 60064
  • Manufacturer


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