Recall of Baxter MiniCap with Povidone-Iodine Solution

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Baxter Healthcare Corporation SA.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: Baxter Healthcare Ltd, 33 Vestey Drive, Mt Wellington, AUCKLAND
  • Reason
    Baxter received complaints indicating that the sponge of the minicap was fully separated from the cap, partially protruding from the cap, or missing. use of minicaps with sponges fully separated or missing from the caps may compromise the ability of the minicap to provide a sterile barrier protection at the end of the transfer when the transfer set is not connected to the patient line of the automated peritoneal dialysis (apd) cassette or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (capd) twin bag set-ups. this may increase the risk of peritonitis.
  • Action
    Manufacturer to issue advice regarding use