Recall of Clintec Micromix Compounder

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 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 data.
  • Extra notes in the data
    unknown device name - Product Code NEP--
  • Reason
    The micromix compounder may have ingredient delivery outside of the stated accuracy limits if the vlier pin is not properly adjusted.
  • Action
    Baxter began telephoning their customers on 4/26/04, advising them that an improperly adjusted Vlier pin could result in an ingredient delivery outside of stated accuracy limits. The accounts were requested to immediately stop using the Micromix Compounder and return the device to Baxter, and to evaluate all TPN formualtions that have been compounded but not administered to determine if any ingredients were delivered at a programmed volume of less than 1 mL. The account was advised to discard those solutions and recompound them using manual techniques. Follow-up recall letters were faxed to the accounts on the same date, reiterating the telephone calls. Baxter sent second recall letters dated 2/16/05 to the 15 customers who had not yet returned their Micromix Compounder as of 2/16/05, along with a copy of the 4/26/04 recall letter. The customers were informed of the new issue with the Micromix Compounder not recognizing decimal points for delivery volumes below 1 mL, and were again requested to return the Micromix Compounder and the handheld keypad to Baxter so that they may be corrected when the Micromix is reintroduced the market.


  • Model / Serial
    product codes 2M8290 and 2M8290L, all serial numbers The recall extension concerns those units that had not been returned as of 2/16/05: serial numbes 10025, 11163, 11263, 11298, 11254, 11280, 10075, 11279, 11265, 11264, 10065, 11251, 11065, T12054, 10051
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and internationally through Baxter subsidiaries to the United Kingdom, Germany, Chile, Canada, Brazil, El Salvador, Taiwan and Korea.
  • Product Description
    Clintec Micromix Compounder, an I.V. solution compounder; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Clintec Nutrition Division, Deerfield, IL 60015 USA; product code 2M8290 - 1.0 mL accuracy, and product code 2M8290L - less than 1.0 mL accuracy
  • Manufacturer


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