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Class 2 Device Recall Baxter Posiflow Access Device for IV Access

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  Class 2 Device Recall Baxter Posiflow Access Device for IV Access see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 20, 2005
Date Posted April 08, 2005
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 14, 2006
Recall Number Z-0693-05
Recall Event ID 31019
510(K)Number K964918  
Product Classification Set, Administration, Intravascular - Product Code FPA
Product Baxter Posiflow Access Device for IV Access; product code 2N9050; a single use, sterile device with Posiflow Positive Displacement Feature and Male Luer Lock Adapter, 0.06 mL; Baxter Healthcare Corp., Deerfield, IL 60015 USA; the Posiflow Access Device is manufactured for Baxter Healthcare Corporation by Becton Dickinson
Code Information product code 2N9050; all lots without expiration dating
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
Product older than three years may not operate as intended.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Urgent Product Recall letters dated 1/20/05 were sent to the direct accounts via first class mail, to the attention of the Director of Purchasing. The accounts were informed that the Posiflow Luer Activated valves may not operate as intended if the product is older than three years. The accounts were instructed to examine their inventories of the affected product codes listed to determine if they have any product on hand without expiration dating, and remove any found from inventory. The expiration date, if present, may be found on both the individual product package and on the end panel label of the product shipping carton. The accounts were instructed to call Baxter at 1-888-229-0001 to arrange for the return of any product found without an expiration date. Any questions were directed to the Center for One Baxter at 1-800-422-9837.
Quantity in Commerce 1,585,542 units
Distribution Nationwide, including American Samoa, and internationally to 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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = FPA and Original Applicant = CRITICAL DEVICE CORP.