Recall of ICT Calibrator

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 3
  • Event Number
  • 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
    Ion-specific chloride electrode - Product Code CGZ
  • Reason
    Quality control (out of range)- ict calibrator lot number: 0505017, may contain an interferent. not all vials within a kit are affected. the investigation determined that the interferent affects potassium (k+) only. use of the affected calibrator vials will generate an acceptable, but low calibration slope. when quality control (qc) is run to verify the calibration, k+ qc results may be bel.
  • Action
    An Immediate Action Product Recall dated 9/26/07, was provided to all AEROSET and ARCHITECT cSYSTEM customers that have received Lot Number 0505017. The effectiveness check will be completed through a customer reply form for 100% of US customers. Outside of the U.S. each individual country will determine the methods of effectiveness check. Necessary Actions: If the ICT calibration generates an acceptable slope for (K+), and the calibration is verified by generating QC results within the acceptable range, then the customers may continue to use the lot until a new one is available. If the ICT calibration generates an acceptable slope for (K+) with results below QC range, and (Na+) and (Cl-) are not affected, then they should discontinue use of the Calibrator vials that generate the unacceptable calibration and destroy them following their laboratory procedures. If (Na+) and/or (Cl-) calibration slopes or QC results are not acceptable, additional troubleshooting is required. Questions may be addressed to Abbott Customer Support at 1-877-4ABBOTT.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Number: 0505017
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution --- including USA, Puerto Rico and countries of Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Venezuela, Chile, , Germany, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Columbia, Argentina, El Salvador, Singapore, Australia, and the Bahama.
  • Product Description
    Clinical Chemistry ICT Calibrator, List Number: 1E46-02, Abbott Labs, Abbott Park, IL 60064
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, Inc, 1921 Hurd Drive, PO Box 152020, Irving TX 75038
  • Source