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Class 2 Device Recall Baxter Evacuated Container, 250 mL

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  Class 2 Device Recall Baxter Evacuated Container, 250 mL see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 15, 2010
Date Posted April 29, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 29, 2012
Recall Number Z-1529-2010
Recall Event ID 55016
Product Classification Evacuated Container, 250 mL, Sterile, non pyrogenic, Rx Only - Product Code KPE
Product Baxter Evacuated Container, 250 mL, Sterile, non pyrogenic, Rx Only, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL 60015 USA, Made in USA, product code 1A8502.
Code Information Lot numbers: G075531, G076937, and G076794
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
Routine stability testing of the evacuated container product, along with trending of results, indicates that the pH will exceed the upper specification limit prior to the expiration date of this product.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Urgent Product Recall letters dated 2/15/10 were mailed on the same date via first class mail to the affected direct accounts to the attention of the Director of Pharmacy, the Director of Materials Management, and the Director of Risk Management. The accounts were informed of the potential for the pH of the products to exceed the upper specification limits for pH prior to the product expiration date. The accounts were requested discontinue use and segregate the affected lots of products from inventory and call Baxter Healthcare Center for Service at 1-888-229-0001, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT, to arrange for the return of the affected product for credit. The accounts were also requested to complete and fax back to Baxter the enclosed reply sheet confirming receipt of the letter and the amount of each product being returned. If the accounts further distributed the products, they were requested to forward the communication to those accounts. Questions regarding the communication are directed to the Medical Information Services at Baxter at 1-800-933-0303.
Quantity in Commerce 64,560 units
Distribution United States -- Nationwide and Puerto Rico, Canada 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.