Recall of Baxter Interlink System Buretrol Solution Set

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
    set, administration, intravascular - Product Code FPA
  • Reason
    There are leaks in the drip chamber check valve subassembly of the solution set. a leak in a sterile pathway could allow microbial entry, which could lead to a blood stream infection.
  • Action
    Baxter sent an "Urgent Product Recall" letter dated September 2, 2010, via first class mail to the direct account, to the attention of the Director of Materials Management, with a copy sent to the Director of Nursing, on the same date, informing them that leaks were detected in the Drip Chamber Check Valve Subassembly used in the affected lot of Interlink System Buretrol Solution Sets. A leak in a sterile pathway could allow microbial entry, which could lead to a blood stream infection. The account was requested to examine their inventory in all locations to determine if they have any of the affected lot and remove the affected product from inventory; call Baxter Healthcare Center for Service at 1-888-229-0001 to return the affected product, request a credit, or request replacement product; complete the attached customer reply form confirming their receipt of the letter and fax it to Baxter at the number provided on the form. Dealers, wholesalers and distributors were requested to notify their customers of this action so they can comply with the procedures listed above. Any questions regarding the communication were directed to The Center for One Baxter at 1-800-422-9837 during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.


  • Model / Serial
    product code 3C0166, lot GR288365
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide distribution: Wisconsin only.
  • Product Description
    Baxter Interlink System Buretrol Solution Set, 83" (2.1 m), 150 mL Burette Drip Chamber Filter Valve, 2 Injection Sites, Male Luer Lock Adapter, Large Bore 4-Way Stopcock with Rotating Male Luer Lock Extension Set, 38" (97 cm), Vol. 5.8 mL, Injection Site, Male Luer Lock Adapter, 60 DPM; a sterile Rx IV fluid pathway device; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL 60015 USA; product code 3C0166 || The administration of fluids from a container into the patient's vascular system through a vascular access device
  • Manufacturer


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