Recall of Device Recall Baxter System 1000 Delivery System

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

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
    System, Dialysate Delivery, Sealed - Product Code FII
  • Reason
    These devices have the potential to overheat in the absence of a ground fault circuit interrupter (gfci). this heater system failure could result in a fire.
  • Action
    Baxter sent urgent device correction letters dated 2/20/04 to the Hemodialysis Unit Administrators on the same date. The letters informed the accounts of the potential of a heater system failure that under specific conditions could lead to a fire. The letters listed the concurrent conditions that must exist for the potential overheating, and recommended that the following steps be taken to ensure the safety in operating the devices: 1) Plug these machine into GFCI outlets if available, and 2) If GFCI outlets are not available at the facility, the machines must be 'hard-powered off' after dialysis treatments are complete at the end of the day. The machine is had-powered off by placing the main power switch located in the back of the machine into the OFF position. If the facility typically performs a heat clean cycle of machines after treatments are completed, it is imperative that the machines are hard powered off at the completion of the cycle. Any questions were directed to Baxter Instrument Services at 1-800-553-6898, select prompt 3, option 2 and choice 1, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial numbers 1001S to 1142S; 50001 to 52109; 01001 to 26231
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    The devices were distributed nationwide and internationally to Baxter subsidiaries in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Republic of Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Preu, Philippines, Poland, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Baxter System 1000 Single Patient Hemodialysis Delivery System; Model SYS1000; all series 1000 instruments labeled as System 1000, AltraTouch 1000, Baxter Tina and Baxter Aurora; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL 60015 USA or Baxter Healthcare Corporation, McGaw Park, IL 60085 USA
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Baxter Healthcare Renal Div, 1620 Waukegan Rd Bldg R, Mc Gaw Park IL 60085-6730
  • Source