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Class 2 Device Recall Baxter Interlink System ContinuFlo Solution Set

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  Class 2 Device Recall Baxter Interlink System ContinuFlo Solution Set see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 06, 2011
Date Posted January 11, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 01, 2012
Recall Number Z-0480-2012
Recall Event ID 60608
510(K)Number K962581  
Product Classification Stopcock, i.V. Set - Product Code FMG
Product Baxter Interlink System Continu-Flo Solution Set, 71" (1.8 m), 2 Injection Sites, Male Luer Lock Adapter, Standard Bore 4-Way Stopcock Manifold, Standard Bore 4-Way Stopcock with Rotating Male Luer Lock, Extension Set, 39" (99 cm), Vol. 5.8 mL, Injection Site, Male Luer Lock Adapter, Extension Set, 8" (20 cm), Vol. 1.1 mL, Male Luer Lock Adapter; an Rx sterile, nonpyrogenic fluid pathway for the administration of sterile I.V. fluids to the patient; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL 60015 USA; product code 3C0142

Intended use: for the administration of sterile I.V. fluids to the patient
Code Information product code 3C0142, lot numbers GR295287 and GR296418
Recalling Firm/
Baxter Healthcare Corp.
Rt. 120 & Wilson Rd
Round Lake IL 60073
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
During production of the IV sets, solvent was inadvertently applied to the locking collar of the male luer connector, which may have damaged the component, preventing proper engagement of the locking collar to secure a connection.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Employee error
Action The firm, Baxter, sent an "Urgent Product Recall" letter dated December 6, 2011, via first class mail to its customers. The letter described the product, problem, and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to inspect all locations where their facility's inventory is located for products with the affected lot numbers; return the affected product; request a credit or replacement by calling Baxter Healthcare Center for Service at 1-888-229-0001 between 7:00am to 6:00pm Central time, Monday through Friday; complete and return the attached Customer Reply Form via fax to: 1-847-270-5457, or scan and email to fca@baxter.com; and if they are a dealer, wholesaler, or distributor/reseller that distributed any affected product to other facilities, please notify their customers of this recall. If you have any questions regarding the communication, please call The Center for One Baxter at 1-800-422-9837 during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.
Quantity in Commerce 2,832 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including states of: Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia; and country of: New Zealand.
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 = FMG and Original Applicant = BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORP.