Recall of IMx Sirolimus Reagent

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
    Sirolimus test system - Product Code NRP
  • Reason
    Imx sirolimus reagent lot 802873106 has exhibited an increased frequency of calibration errors.
  • Action
    Abbott sent a "Product Recall" letter dated April 30, 2010, to all customers receiving the affected lot of reagent. The accounts were informed of the increased frequency of calibration errors, including: 157 Check 1 Out of Range, 161 Check 5 Out of Range, and 173 Mode 1 deviation Factor High. The accounts were requested to determine if they are currently using or have inventory of lot 802873106, discontinue use of and destroy any remaining inventory of the lot, and retain a copy of the letter for their laboratory records. Customers requiring additional information were directed to contact Abbott Customer Service at 1-877-422-2688. Customers outside of the U.S., please contact your local Customer Service Representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot number 802873106, Expiry Date May13, 2010
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA and countries including Puerto Rico, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    IMx Sirolimus Reagent Pack; 100 test pack containing 1 bottle (9.7 mL) Anti-Sirolimus Antibody Coated Microparticles, 1 bottle (9.7 mL) Sirolimus Alkaline Phosphatase Conjugate, and 1 bottle (10 mL) 4-Methylumbelliferyl Phosphate, 1.2 mM; Produced by Axis-Shield Diagnostics, Ltd., Dundee, UK for Abbott Diagnostics Division, Distributed by Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL 60064 USA; list 5C91-21 || The IMx Sirolimus assay is an in vitro reagent system for the quantitative determination of sirolimus in human whole blood as an aid in the management of renal transplant patients receiving sirolimus therapy.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, 100 Abbott Park Rd, Abbott Park IL 60064-3502
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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