Recall of Device Recall Baxter SPS 550 Hemodialysis Machine

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

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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
    System, Dialysate Delivery, Single Patient - Product Code FKP
  • Reason
    Excess or insufficient ultrafiltration may occur during manual control of ultrafiltration via adjustment of transmembrane pressure (tmp).
  • Action
    Baxter sent Safety Alert letters dated 2/20/03 to the end users, informing them of the possibility of either excess or insufficient ultrafiltration when the operator manually controls ultrafiltration via adjustment of transmembrane pressure. The accounts were informed that turning off the UF controller during fault codes FL-04, FL-07 and FL-08 may affect the ability to safely perform manual ultrafiltration, and that treatment should be discontinued if those three fault codes are displayed. Changes to the instructions for use are in process and will be sent to the end users when completed. Additionally, the Baxter 1550 has a side panel that contains a 16-digit display. Currently, during all ultrafiltration system fault modes the display indicates 'Manual UF Control'. To avoid operator confusion, new software is being developed that will provide a display of 'Discontinue TX' when a FL-04, FL-07 or FL-08 fault code occurs. The SPS 550 does not have the side panel display and does not require the software upgrade.


  • Model / Serial
    catalog numbers 5M1309, 5M1309R, 5M1310, 5M1310R, 5M5506, 5M5506R, 5M5507, 5M5507R, 5M5516, 5M5516R, 5M5518, 5M5518R, 5M5533, 5M5536, FM4649, FM4654, FM4714, FM4796R, FM4797;all serial numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and internationally to Algeria, AMerican Samoa, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Yugoslavia, Germany, Ghana, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, INdia, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St. Maarten, Taiwan, Thailand, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    Baxter SPS 550 Single Patient System Hemodialysis Machine; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Renal Division, 1425 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
  • Manufacturer


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