Recall of Device Recall Baxter Interlink System Large Bore 4Way Stopcock

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
    intravascular set - Product Code FMG
  • Reason
    There is the potential for pinholes and tears in the individual packaging of the stopcocks, compromising the sterility of the product.
  • Action
    Baxter Urgent Product Recall letters dated May 17, 2011 were mailed via first class mail to the direct accounts, to the attention of the Director of Nursing and the Director of Materials Management, on the same date, informing them that potential pinholes and tears in the individual packaging could compromise the sterility of the stopcock. The accounts were requested to locate and remove all affected inventory from their facility and return it to Baxter after calling Baxter Healthcare Center for Service at 1-888-229-0001 to obtain the returned goods authorization The accounts were also requested to complete the attached customer reply form confirming their receipt of the letter and fax it to Baxter at the number provided on the form. Dealers, wholesalers and distributors were requested to notify their customers of this action so they can comply with the procedures listed above. Any questions regarding the communication were directed to The Center for One Baxter at 1-800-422-9837 during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST. The Baxter Field Corrective Action Gatekeepers were also notified of this action via e-mail on 5/17/11, and instructed to notify their customers and ministries of health of the recall.


  • Model / Serial
    product code 2N5601, lot number UR08C31068
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    California and internationally to Japan and Australia
  • Product Description
    Baxter Interlink System Large Bore 4-Way Stopcock, Volume 0.65 mL, Injection Site, Rotating Male Luer Lock; a sterile, nonpyrogenic fluid pathway; product code 2N5601. Intended use: For the administration of drugs and solutions to a patient's vascular system through a vascular access device.
  • Manufacturer


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