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Class 2 Device Recall ARCHITECT DHEAS Reagent

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  Class 2 Device Recall ARCHITECT DHEAS Reagent see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 14, 2017
Create Date May 04, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 10, 2018
Recall Number Z-1629-2018
Recall Event ID 79482
Product Classification Radioimmunoassay, dehydroepiandrosterone (free and sulfate) - Product Code JKC
Product ARCHITECT DHEA-S Reagent

Product Usage:
It is a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for the quantitative determination of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) in human serum and plasma on the ARCHITECT iSystem.
Code Information List No. 8K2-20 with the following Lot No., Exp. Date, UDI:  a. Lot No. 01316K000, Exp. Date 04FEB2018, UDI (01) 00380740017446 (17) 180204 (10) 01316K000 (240) 8K2720;  b. Lot No. 01217A000, Exp. Date 13APR2018, UDI (01) 00380740017446 (17) 180413 (10) 01217A000 (240) 8K2720;  c. Lot No. 02217D000, Exp. Date 24JUN2018, UDI (01) 00380740017446 (17) 180624 (10) 02217D000 (240) 8K2720;  d. Lot No. 04117H000, Exp. Date 25NOV2018, UDI (01) 00380740017446 (17) 181125 (10) 04117H000 (240) 8K2720;   List No. 8K27-25 with the following Lot No., Exp. Date, UDI:  a. Lot No. 01216K000, Exp. Date 04FEB2018, UDI (01) 00380740017453 (17) 180204 (10) 01216K000 (240) 8K2725;  b. Lot No. 01117A000, Exp. Date 13APR2018, UDI (01) 00380740017453 (17) 180413 (10) 01117A000 (240) 8K2725;  c. Lot No. 02217C000, Exp. Date 17JUN2018, UDI (01) 00380740017453 (17) 180617 (10) 02217C000 (240) 8K2725;  d. Lot No. 02317D000, Exp. Date 24JUN2018, UDI (01) 00380740017453 (17) 180624 (10) 02317D000 (240) 8K2725;  e. Lot No. 02417D000, Exp. Date 24JUN2018, UDI (01) 00380740017453 (17) 180624 (10) 02417D000 (240) 8K2725;  f. Lot No. 00517F000, Exp. Date 02SEP2018, UDI (01) 00380740017453 (17) 180902 (10) 00517F000 (240) 8K2725;  g. Lot No. 02817H000, Exp. Date 21OCT2018, UDI (01) 00380740017453 (17) 181021 (10) 02817H000 (240) 8K2725 
Recalling Firm/
Abbott Gmbh & Co. KG
Max-Planck-Ring 2
Wiesbaden Germany
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Falsely elevated results may be obtained when using the ARCHITECT DHEA-S assay with samples from infants up to 60 days old.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Customers were notified via letter on about 12/14/2017. Instructions included to immediately discontinue use of the ARCHITECH DHEA-S assay with samples form infants up to 60 days old, to immediately discontinue use of the ARCHITECH DHEA-S reagent insert Expected Values representative data for children up to 10 years old, to review the letter with the Medial Director and follow the laboratory protocol regarding the need for reviewing previously reported patient results, to forward the Product Correction letter to customers if the product was further distributed, and to complete and return the Customer Reply Form. Questions from U.S. customers can be directed to Customer Service at 1-877-4ABBOTT (available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week) and customers outside the U.S. should contact their local area Customer Service.
Quantity in Commerce 10,153 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution in the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, PR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WY. Distributed internationally to Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovi, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Gaza and Jericho, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Yemen, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay .
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.