Recall of Device Recall Baxter Auto Syringe AS40 and AS40A Infusion Pumps

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
    Pump, Infusion - Product Code FRN
  • Reason
    The occlusion detection and alarm may be delayed when the pumps are used with larger volume syringes at low flow rates.
  • Action
    Important Product Information letters dated 2/8/06 were sent to the AS40 customers via first class mail to the attention of the Director of Nursing. The accounts were informed of the delay in the detection of a downstream occlusion when the AS40 pump is used with large volume syringes at low flow rates. To minimize the occlusion detection times at low flow rates, Baxter recommended that the customers take the following actions: * Use the smallest possible syringe size for the volume of fluid to be delivered; * Select the low occlusion pressure setting to minimize the detection time; * Utilize infusion sets with thick-walled, small bore tubing to minimize the detection time; and * Always verify that the clamping device or stopcock is open in the fluid path prior to starting an infusion.


  • Model / Serial
    all serial numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and Canada
  • Product Description
    Baxter Auto Syringe AS40 and AS40A Infusion Pump, product code 1M8565 (pumps with drug library option) and product codes 1M8560 and 1M8560R (pumps without drug library option); Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Medication Delivery Division, Deerfield, IL 60015 U.S.A.
  • Manufacturer


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