Baxter Healthcare Corporation COLLEAGUE® Volumetric Infusion Pumps
Class 1 Recall
|September 19, 2005|
All models of Baxter Healthcare Corp. COLLEAGUE® Volumetric Infusion Pumps.
These electronic infusion pumps are used to give controlled amounts of medications or other fluids to patients through an intravenous (IV), intra-arterial (IA), epidural or other direct line into the bloodstream.
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Reason for Recall:
The pump’s batteries have been known to experience battery swelling and/or excessive discharge failures. Both of these failures will result in irreversible damage to the battery. If either one of these failures occurs, the pump would be incapable of operating on battery power for the expected amount of time, thus leading to interruption or prevention of therapy and the possible death and/or serious injury of patients. Additionally, it should be noted that when the batteries become damaged due to excessive discharge, the battery charge level indicator will overstate the amount of battery charge remaining.
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Class I recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of the product will cause serious injury or death.
|Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-(847) 843-7867.|
There is an FDA press release announcing the Baxter COLLEAGUE® Volumetric Infusion Pumps recall