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  Class 2 Device Recall AEROSET see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 31, 2002
Date Posted July 20, 2004
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 26, 2003
Recall Number Z-0165-04
Recall Event ID 27178
510(K)Number K982132  
Product Classification Igm, Antigen, Antiserum, Control - Product Code DFT
Product AEROSET Immunoglobulin M, list number 1E01-01, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, South Pasadena, CA
Code Information All lots
Recalling Firm/
Abbott Laboratories Diagnostic Div
820 Mission Street
South Pasadena CA 91030
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Assay may produce falsely low IgM results without error codes when testing specimens contain elevated serum paraproteins associated with various myeloma or other malignancies.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Consignees were provided with assay parameters for the RCD flag which may enhance the detection of these type of specimens. The assay parameter settings for the RCD flag were distributed to all AEROSET consignees in the United States by direct mail and to country managers worldwide via a Product Information letter dated July 31, 2002. Also provided with the Product Information letter was an AEROSET IgM Application Sheet containing the updated assay parameters for the RCD flag.
Quantity in Commerce 205 units
Distribution Nationwide to the following states: Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Alaska, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Alabama, North Carolina, California, Ohio, Utah, Michigan, Arizona, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Maine, Kansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Washington, Wyoming, Louisiana, Washington, Maryland, New Jersey, Arkansas, Iowa, South Carolina, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, and West Virginia. Worldwide to the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Germany, England, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Guatemala, New Zealand, Thailand, Turkey, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Venezuela, Pakistan, Finland, Ireland, and Taiwan.
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 = DFT and Original Applicant = BLEASE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LTD.