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Class 1 Device Recall Baxter Interlink System Buretrol Solution Set with 150 mL Burette

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  Class 1 Device Recall Baxter Interlink System Buretrol Solution Set with 150 mL Burette see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 07, 2012
Date Posted October 09, 2012
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0012-2013
Recall Event ID 63059
510(K)Number K984381  
Product Classification Set, administration, intravascular - Product Code FPA
Product Baxter Interlink System Buretrol Solution Set with 150 mL Burette (Ball-Valve Drip Chamber); a sterile Rx IV fluid pathway device.

Product Usage: The device is used for the administration of fluids from a container into the patient's vascular system through a vascular access device.
Code Information product code 2C7519, all lots
Recalling Firm/
Baxter Healthcare Corp.
Rt. 120 & Wilson Rd
Round Lake IL 60073
For Additional Information Contact Center for One Baxter
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Baxter has determined that the ball-valve feature of the Buretrol Solution Sets may not function as expected, allowing air to flow past the valve and into the tubing at the completion of dose within the burette.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Baxter Healthcare Corp. sent an Urgent Product Recall letter dated September 7, 2012, via first class mail to all affected customers, informing them of the problem with the ball-valve, and instructing them to discontinue use of the affected product and to contact Baxter for instructions to return the affected product.. The customers were also requested to complete the attached customer reply form, confirming their receipt of the letter, and fax it to Baxter at the number provided on the form. Any questions regarding the communication were directed to Medical Information Services at Baxter at 1-800-933-0303.
Quantity in Commerce 278,420 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide and Internationally to Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = FPA and Original Applicant = BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORP.