Recall of Baxter ThreeWay Large Bore Stopcock

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
    Stopcock, i.V. Set - Product Code FMG
  • Reason
    Rotating the handle on the 3-way large bore stopcock past the stop can cause the stopcock to leak. a leak can lead to under-infusion or interruption of critical life-sustaining therapy.
  • Action
    Safety Alert letters dated October 28, 2010 were mailed via first class mail to the direct accounts, to the attention of the Director of Nursing and the Director of Materials Management, on the same date, informing them that rotating the handle on the 3-Way Large Bore Stopcock past the stop can cause the stopcock to leak. A leak can lead to under-infusion or interruption of critical life-sustaining therapy. The accounts were requested to post the enclosed attachment, which illustrates the correct direction to turn the handle of the stopcock, where the stopcocks/sets are dispensed. The accounts were also requested to complete the attached customer reply form confirming their receipt of the letter and fax it to Baxter at (847) 270-5457. Dealers, wholesalers and distributors were requested to notify their customers of this action so they can comply with the procedures listed above. The Baxter Field Corrective Action Gatekeepers were also notified of this action via e-mail on 10/27/10, and instructed to notify their customers and ministries of health of the recall. 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
    all lots of product code 2C6202
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA and countries including Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa, and internationally to Canada, Bermuda, Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Hungary, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand.
  • Product Description
    Baxter Three-Way Large Bore Stopcock with Male Luer Slip; a sterile, nonpyrogenic fluid pathway; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL 60015; product code 2C6202. || Intended use: For the administration of drugs and solutions to a patient's vascular system through a vascular access device.
  • Manufacturer


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