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Class 2 Device Recall Baxter Auto Syringe AS50 Infusion Pump

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 Class 2 Recall
Baxter Auto Syringe AS50 Infusion Pump
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Date Posted October 21, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated on February 03, 2010
Recall Number Z-0152-2009
Recall Event ID 49443
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Pump, Infusion - Product Code FRN
Product Baxter Auto Syringe AS50 Infusion Pump, product code 1M8550; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Medication Delivery Division, Deerfield, IL 60015 U.S.A. Indicated for infusion via intravenous, intra-arterial, epidural or subcutaneous routes of administration.
Code Information Product code 1M8550 serviced or repaired with part numbers AAS5001530RP, AAS5001531RP or A069160000RP between 11/1/07 and 7/29/08.
Recalling Firm/
Baxter Healthcare Corp.
Rt. 120 & Wilson Rd
Round Lake, Illinois 60073
For Additional Information Contact Center for One Baxter
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Non-conforming Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) grounding squares may cause the pump to be susceptible to shorting-out of circuitry, resulting in a loss of audio, and/or interruption of therapy.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Urgent Product Recall letters dated 9/5/08 were sent on the same date via first class mail to the direct accounts, to the attention of the Director of Biomedical Engineering and Facility Risk Manager. If the account had device(s) that had been serviced by Baxter with a part affected by this action, a serial number list of the affected device(s) was provided with the notification. Customers were instructed to remove the affected device(s)/spare parts from service and contact Baxter to arrange for their return and repair. Alternatively, if removal of the device is not a viable alternative for the customer and they wish to perform self-service, the customers will also be provided with a Service Bulletin to provide instruction on replacement of the rear case assembly.
Quantity in Commerce 509 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution --- USA including Puerto Rico, and countries of Canada and Korea.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = FRN and Original Applicant = BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORP.