Recall of Baxter Auto Syringe AS50 Infusion Pump

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Baxter Healthcare Corp..

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 Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Infusion Pump - Product Code FRN
  • Reason
    Non-conforming electrostatic discharge (esd) grounding squares may cause the pump to be susceptible to shorting-out of circuitry, resulting in a loss of audio, and/or interruption of therapy.
  • Action
    Urgent Product Recall letters dated 9/5/08 were sent on the same date via first class mail to the direct accounts, to the attention of the Director of Biomedical Engineering and Facility Risk Manager. If the account had device(s) that had been serviced by Baxter with a part affected by this action, a serial number list of the affected device(s) was provided with the notification. Customers were instructed to remove the affected device(s)/spare parts from service and contact Baxter to arrange for their return and repair. Alternatively, if removal of the device is not a viable alternative for the customer and they wish to perform self-service, the customers will also be provided with a Service Bulletin to provide instruction on replacement of the rear case assembly.


  • Model / Serial
    Product code 1M8550 serviced or repaired with part numbers AAS5001530RP, AAS5001531RP or A069160000RP between 11/1/07 and 7/29/08.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution --- USA including Puerto Rico, and countries of Canada and Korea.
  • Product Description
    Baxter Auto Syringe AS50 Infusion Pump, product code 1M8550; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Medication Delivery Division, Deerfield, IL 60015 U.S.A. || Indicated for infusion via intravenous, intra-arterial, epidural or subcutaneous routes of administration.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Baxter Healthcare Corp., Rt. 120 & Wilson Rd, Round Lake IL 60073
  • Source