Recall of Device Recall Baxter Evacuated Container, 250 mL

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
    Evacuated Container, 250 mL, Sterile, non pyrogenic, Rx Only - Product Code KPE
  • Reason
    Routine stability testing of the evacuated container product, along with trending of results, indicates that the ph will exceed the upper specification limit prior to the expiration date of this product.
  • Action
    Urgent Product Recall letters dated 2/15/10 were mailed on the same date via first class mail to the affected direct accounts to the attention of the Director of Pharmacy, the Director of Materials Management, and the Director of Risk Management. The accounts were informed of the potential for the pH of the products to exceed the upper specification limits for pH prior to the product expiration date. The accounts were requested 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. Questions regarding the communication are directed to the Medical Information Services at Baxter at 1-800-933-0303.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot numbers: G075531, G076937, and G076794
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    United States -- Nationwide and Puerto Rico, Canada and Saudi Arabia
  • Product Description
    Baxter Evacuated Container, 250 mL, Sterile, non pyrogenic, Rx Only, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL 60015 USA, Made in USA, product code 1A8502.
  • Manufacturer


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