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Class 3 Device Recall ARCHITECT i System Assay CD ROM

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  Class 3 Device Recall ARCHITECT i System Assay CD ROM see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 24, 2009
Date Posted September 30, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 30, 2009
Recall Number Z-2325-2009
Recall Event ID 51928
Product Classification Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
Product ARCHITECT i System Assay CD ROM - US, list 6E58-22, Version 22.01, and ARCHITECT i System Assay CD-ROM - WW (excluding US), list 6E59-23, Version 23.0, containing the ARCHITECT LH assay file; Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostic Division, Abbott Park, IL 60064 USA; Product List Number: 6E58 (US) and 6E59 (WW) Versions 23 and lower.

The Architect LH assay is a Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay for the quantitative determination of human luteinizing hormone (LH) in human serum or plasma.
Code Information Product List Number: 6E58 (US) Version 22.01and 6E59 (WW) Version 23.0 and lower, all serial numbers. 
Recalling Firm/
Abbott Laboratories
100 Abbott Park Rd
Abbott Park IL 60064-3502
For Additional Information Contact Abbott Customer Support
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There continues to be an elevated level of complaint activity for calibration error code 1227, when using ARCHITECT LH reagent lots (6C25-22 or 6C25-27) due to the use of assay disk versions that do not contain the updated ARCHITECT LH assay file contained on ARCHITECT i System Assay CD ROM versions 24 and higher (US LN 6E58, WW LN 6E59).
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software change control
Action Abbott issued a "Product Correction-Immediate Action Required" letter dated April 24, 2009. The letter provided users with the steps to take to determine what version of the ARCHITECT LH Assay is on their instrument and instructions for installing the assay file provided with the letter if needed. Users were requested to return a customer reply letter acknowledging receipt of the letter. For additional information, contact 1-877-4ABBOTT.
Quantity in Commerce 1,037CD-ROMs - US, 4,676 CD-ROMs - WW
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- United States including Puerto Rico and Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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.