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Class 2 Device Recall ARCHITECT i System Assay CDROM WW (excluding USA accounts)

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  Class 2 Device Recall ARCHITECT i System Assay CDROM WW (excluding USA accounts) see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 18, 2007
Date Posted January 09, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 05, 2008
Recall Number Z-0299-2008
Recall Event ID 45397
PMA Number P820060 
Product Classification Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) - Product Code LOJ
Product ARCHITECT i System Assay CD-ROM - WW (excluding USA accounts), Versions prior to Version 24.0; for use on the ARCHITECT i System; List Number (LN) 6E59,Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostics Division, Abbott Park, IL 60064 USA
Code Information LIst 6E59, Versions 22.0 and below, Assay CD-ROM Lot Numbers: 34664P100, 34708P100, 49130P100, 49131P100, 50450P100, 54701P100, 50449P100, 52151P100, 54692P100
Recalling Firm/
Abbott Laboratories
100 Abbott Park Rd
Abbott Park IL 60064-3502
For Additional Information Contact Abbott Customer Suppor
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The lower limit flag for auto-dilution protocol 3 (amniotic fluid) was set too low (15 ng/mL) for the ARCHITECT AFP assay file for the ARCHITECT AFP non-U.S. product. The assay labeling indicates that the limit flag should be set no lower than 20 ng/mL
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Abbott affiliates were e-mailed copies of the Product Correction (Immediate Action Required) Recall Letter on 9/18/07 for translation where needed and dissemination to their ARCHITECT accounts who have the affected assay CD-ROMs. Each Abbott international organization will be responsible for contacting customers and determining the method of effectiveness checks based on their country requirements. Abbott sent Product Correction, Immediate Action Required letters dated 18 September 2007 to all active non-U.S. ARCHITECT customers who have the affected assay CD-ROMs. The end users were informed that current AFP file has been updated on a new ARCHITECT I Assay CD-ROM (LN 6E59, version 24). The Low-Linearity flag threshold for the Amino 1:50 dilution has changed from 15 ng/mL to 20 ng/mL for consistency with overall assay sensitivity. The accounts were advised to install the updated version of the current ARCHITECT AFP assay when they receive the version 24 ARCHITECT I Assay CD-ROM. The accounts were requested to keep a copy of the letter on file. The accounts were requested to complete the customer reply form, indicating that the letter was received, understood and disseminated to the laboratory manager/supervisor responsible for Architect testing, and fax it to Abbott by 9/28/07 at 1-800-777-0051.
Quantity in Commerce 2,490
Distribution International Only: Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay and Venezuela. There were no USA accounts.
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.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = LOJ and Original Applicant = Abbott Laboratories