Recall of Device Recall Baxter Meridian

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 3
  • 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
    Dialyzer, High Permeability With Or Without Sealed Dialysate System - Product Code KDI
  • Reason
    Meridian hemodialysis instrument may reset when in shutdown mode causing the system to reset with potential for patient increased bioburden exposure.
  • Action
    Baxter issued a Safety Alert letter dated 11/15/02 to the direct accounts informing them of the potential for incomplete disinfection of the Meridian instrument during the Renalin/Formalin disinfection cycle due to electomagnetic interference (EMI). The accounts were informed that they will be receiving a radio frequency interference (RFI) filter kit and installation instructions to eliminate EMI by 2/28/03. The accounts were given instructions to follow to ensure that the Renalin/Formalin disinfection cycle has been completed prior to use of the machine.


  • Model / Serial
    product codes 5M5576, 5M5576R, serial numbers 200000 through 202864
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide, Mexico, China, South Korea, Hong Kong
  • Product Description
    Baxter Meridian Hemodialysis Instrument, product code 5M5576 and 5M5576R; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, McGaw Park, IL 60085 || The instrument is part of a high permeability hemodialysis system which consists of a controlled dialysate delivery system that incorporates an ultrafiltration controller to prevent excessive loss of water from the patient''s blood, an extracorporeal blood set, and a high permeability dialyzer. The standard features of the Meridian instrument incluide a high blood flow rate capacity (for shortened hemodialysis treatment time), automatic ultrafiltration control, standard and variable bicarbonate and sodium capabilities anbd automated chemical disinfection. The Meridian will operate in either the bicarbonate or acetate mode for concentrates.
  • Manufacturer


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