Recall of iSTAT ACT Celite Cartridges

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Abbott Point Of Care 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
    Activated whole blood clotting time - Product Code JBP
  • Reason
    Certain lots of i-stat celite act and kaolin act cartridges may be difficult to fill or will not fill when attempting to transfer blood to the sample entry port of the cartridge.
  • Action
    Abbott Point of Care, Inc. sent an URGENT RECALL NOTICE dated September 2010 on October 6, 2010 by Federal Express to all US customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to discontinue use of cartridges from the identified lots. If customers did not currently have replacement cartridges then they should continue to use the cartridge lot until their facility receives replacement material. Upon receipt of replacement material, customers were to discontinue use of and return the affected cartridges and switch to the replacement material. All unused cartridges will be credited and will be returned. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Abbott Point of Care Technical Support at 800-366-8020, Option 1 or your Abbott Point of Care representative.


  • Model / Serial
    List numbers: 07G01-01, 07G01-02,. 600-9006-25; Lot numbers: S10127B, S10136A, S10150A, S10151, S10155.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    i-STAT ACT Celite Cartridges || in vitro diagnostic test used to monitor moderate and high-level heparin therapy through analysis of arterial and venous whole blood samples.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Point Of Care Inc., 400 College Rd E, Princeton NJ 08540-6607
  • 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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