Recall of Device Recall Baxter Healthcare Corp.

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Apatech Limited.

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 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
    Filler, bone void, calcium compound - Product Code MQV
  • Reason
    Baxter healthcare is issuing a voluntary recall for all lots of actifuse abx and actifuse mis system products with expiry before july 29, 2017 due to the possibility that the products may have endotoxin levels above specification criteria.
  • Action
    The firm, Baxter, sent an "Urgent Product Recall Notification" letter dated 8/18/2015 and a follow-up letter date 4/29/2016 to consignees via FedEx, overnight mail. Baxter also notified affected customers by phone. The letters described the product, problem and actions to be take. Baxter Healthcare has instructed customers to do the following: 1. Locate and remove all affected product from their facilities. 2. Contact Baxter Healthcare Center for Service to arrange for return and credit at 888-229-0001 between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday. 3. Complete the attached customer reply form and return it to Baxter by either fax it to 224-270-5457 or scanned e-mail to 4. If you distribute this product to other facilities or departments with your institution, notify all affected parties of this communication. For general questions regarding this communication, please call Baxter's Therapeutic Medical Affairs at 805-657-0007 or 862-432-7941.


  • Model / Serial
    Product Code: 506005078050 Lot #: All Expiration Date: August 01, 2015 - July 29, 2017  Product Code:506005078051 Lot #: All Expiration Date: August 01, 2015 - July 29, 2017  Product Code:506005078052 Lot #: All Expiration Date: August 01, 2015 - July 29, 2017  Product Code:506005078058 Lot #: All Expiration Date: August 01, 2015 - July 29, 2017  Product Code:506005078060 Lot #: All Expiration Date: August 01, 2015 - July 29, 2017  Product Code:506005078070 Lot #: All Expiration Date: August 01, 2015 - July 29, 2017  Product Code:506005078072 Lot #: All Expiration Date: August 01, 2015 - July 29, 2017
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: United States: Nationwide (including Puerto Rico) and countries of: Canada, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Kuwait, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Taiwan, and New Zealand.
  • Product Description
    Actifuse ABX/Actifuse MIS System || A bone void filler intended only for orthopedic applications as a filler for gaps and voids that are not intrinsic to the stability of the bony structure.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Apatech Limited, 370 Centennial Ave, Elstree United Kingdom
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source