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Class 2 Device Recall AxSYM System

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  Class 2 Device Recall AxSYM System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 18, 2002
Date Posted January 11, 2003
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 07, 2004
Recall Number Z-0421-03
Recall Event ID 25055
510(K)Number K974651  
Product Classification Analyzer, Chemistry (Photometric, Discrete), For Clinical Use - Product Code JJE
Product AxSYM System, Lift Mechanisms: List Numbers 7A83-01, 7A83-95, 7A83-98, and 7A83-03
Code Information List Numbers: 7A83-01, 7A83-95, 7A83-98, and 7A83-03
Recalling Firm/
Abbott Laboratories, Inc
1921 Hurd Drive
PO Box 2020
Irving TX 75038
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Gas Springs supporting processing center cover lose pressure after repeated usage causing the cover to unexpectedly close.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Abbott Laboratories sent a December 18, 2002 letter to all consignees informing consignees of their plans to install a locking mechanism on all AxSYM Systems. The installations will be performed by Abbott Representatives. A customer reply form was included in the device correction letter.
Quantity in Commerce 18,832 units
Distribution Nationwide and to the following foreign countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Canada, Germany, Ireland, England, Belgium, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Australia, New Zeland, Honduras, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Bahamas, Northern Antilles, Bermuda, Panama, West Indies, Paraguay, Norway, Kingstow, VC
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JJE and Original Applicant = ABBOTT LABORATORIES