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Class 1 Device Recall Colleague 3 and Colleague 3 CX Volumetric Infusion Pumps

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  Class 1 Device Recall Colleague 3 and Colleague 3 CX Volumetric Infusion Pumps see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 15, 2005
Date Posted July 21, 2005
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 01, 2011
Recall Number Z-1023-05
Recall Event ID 31490
510(K)Number K041191  
Product Classification infusion pump - Product Code FRN
Product Baxter Colleague Triple Channel Volumetric Infusion Pumps; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, I.V. Systems Division, Deerfield, IL 60015 U.S.A., Made in Singapore; product codes 2M8153, 2M8153R, 2M8163, 2M8163R
Code Information all serial numbers
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
The pumps may experience inadvertent power off, external communications port failures and electronic pump failure codes 402, 403, 533, 535, 599, 810:04 and 810:11.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Baxter sent the 3/15/05 Urgent Device Correction letter to all Colleague Infusion Pump customers to alert them of actions they can take in the short-term to address specific user actions and several error codes in the event of an occurrence, which could lead to serious adverse health consequences if a patient is receiving life-sustaining medication at the time of the pump failure. Users were urged to verify that the pump is infusing after pressing the Start key. If the hospital uses the external monitoring capabilities of the pump for a nurse call or remote pump monitoring, they were requested to ensure that the external computer or monitoring system does not send data to the pump, and that the pump is powered off when connecting and disconnecting the cable to the DB9 port to avoid a 16:336 failure code. If a 16:336 failure occurs the user is advised to power the pump off and back on again. The users were advised to have a contigency plan to mitigate any disruptions of infusions of life sustaining drugs if failure codes beginning with 402, 403, 533, 535 and 599 occur, and to take the pump out of service for inspection by authorized service personnel. The users were also advised to avoid getting fluid on the tubing set or in the pump channel to lessen the occurence of the 810:04 and 810:11 failure codes. If those code failures occur, the pump should be taken out of service for inspection by authorized service personnel. The users were informed that software upgrades are being developed to correct the inadvertent power off problem and to mitigate failure code 16:336 occurrences. Any questions were directed to Baxter's Medication Delivery Services at 1-800-843-7867.
Quantity in Commerce 53,686 pumps
Distribution Nationwide including Puerto Rico, and internationally to Taiwan, Canada, Chile, Korea, Colombia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
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 CORP.