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Class 1 Device Recall Baxter SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump

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  Class 1 Device Recall Baxter SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 30, 2020
Date Posted October 22, 2020
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 29, 2024
Recall Number Z-0122-2021
Recall Event ID 86062
510(K)Number K133801  
Product Classification Pump, infusion - Product Code FRN
Product Baxter SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump with Master Drug Library (Version 8)
Code Information Product Code: 35700BAX2, All Serial Numbers; GTIN 00085412498683
Recalling Firm/
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
1 Baxter Pkwy
Deerfield IL 60015-4625
For Additional Information Contact Center for One Baxter
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Baxter is updating the device IFU for safety communication regarding cleaning practices.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling design
Action A Safety Alert communication was sent to affected customers on 04/01/2020 via USPS First Class Mail. A follow-up Urgent Device Correction communication was sent to all affected customers on 8/28/2020 via USPS first class mail. The customer communications reiterate instructions for use listed in the Operator's Manual. Baxter is asking customers to: 1) Operators may continue to safely use the infusion pumps while following the instructions for cleaning provided in the Operator's Manual. An electronic copy of the Operator's Manual can be accessed at https://service.baxter.com. In addition, a full list of approved cleaning agents can be accessed at www.spectrumIQ.com/resources.html. 2) Inspect all pumps at their facility to assess the electrical pins on the pump rear case and the battery electrical contacts for residue buildup or corrosion. If corrosion or residue buildup is identified, please contact Baxter to service the device. 3) Baxter will be updating the Instructions for Use to recommend a routine inspection process for the electrical pins on the pump rear case and the battery electrical contacts. Once the updated Instructions for Use are made available, Baxter will issue a written notification to inform customers of the availability of the updated IFU. The updated IFU may be accessed online at the Baxter Global Technical E Service Center at URL: https://service.baxter.com. 4) Clinicians should ensure backup devices are readily available when infusing critical medications where interruptions could cause serious injury or death. 5) To maintain the battery properly, please ensure the pumps are plugged into AC power when possible to prevent battery depletion. 6) Complete the enclosed customer reply form and return it to Baxter by email. On 9/22/2021, the firm issued an Urgent Device Correction letter dated 9/22/2021 in follow-up to their communication of the 4/1/2020 safety alert and 8/28/2020 Urgent Device Correction. This was issued via first class USPS ma
Quantity in Commerce 152,539 units
Distribution Distribution throughout the United States, St. Thomas USVI, and Puerto Rico. Foreign distribution including Canada, Caribbean (Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda, and Guyana)
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 = FRN and Original Applicant = BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION