Recall of Baxter VLink with VitalShield Protective Coating NonDEHP Catheter Extension Set Kit

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 3
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
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  • 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
    Device, vein stabilization - Product Code LBJ
  • Reason
    The removable paper liner covering the adhesive strip that is used to secure the catheter stabilization device to the patient is pyrogenic. the device is labeled as nonpyrogenic.
  • Action
    Baxter issued Urgent Product Recall letters dated September 17, 2010 to the affected direct accounts. The accounts were informed that the paper lining covering the adhesive strip that is used to secure the catheter stabilization device to the patient was found to be pyrogenic. The accounts were requested to discontinue use and segregate the affected lots of products from inventory and call Baxter Healthcare Center for Service at 1-888-229-0001, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT, to arrange for the return of the affected product for credit. The accounts were also requested to complete and fax back to Baxter the enclosed reply sheet confirming receipt of the letter and the amount of each product being returned. If the accounts further distributed the products, they were requested to forward the communication to those accounts. Clinical questions regarding the communication are directed to the Medical Information Services at Baxter at 1-800-933-0303. Any other questions may be directed to the Center for One Baxter at 1-800-422-9837.


  • Model / Serial
    catalog 6N8222, lot numbers R10A30052 and R10B13049
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution: Throughout the US.
  • Product Description
    Baxter V-Link Luer Activated Device with VitalShield Protective Coating Non-DEHP Catheter Extension Set Kit; 8.2" (21.0 cm), Vol. 0.5 mL, 1 Catheter Extension St with luer activated device with silver for IV Access and Male Luer Lock Adapter, 1 VITAL-HOLD medium catheter stabilization device, 2 foam tape strips; an Rx sterile convenience kit for IV infusions; 50 units per case; Manufactured by an affiliate of Baxter Healthcare Corp., Deerfield, IL 60015 U.S.A., Made in Costa Rica; catalog 6N8222
  • Manufacturer


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