Recall of Device Recall Colleague 3 and 3 CX Infusion Pumps

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
    Infustion pump - Product Code FRN
  • Reason
    The air in line (ail) test was not properly performed by the service technician at the service center.
  • Action
    Baxter telephoned all seven affected customers beginning May 4, 2011, informing them that that a post repair test was not performed correctly on their Colleague pumps during the last service. As a result, the device Air Sensor may not function as designed and could lead to undetected air in the IV line. Baxter wants to ensure that the devices are properly tested, safe and effective. Baxter requested that they locate the pumps and remove them from use as soon as possible. Baxter will coordinate with the affected customers, the return of the device for the necessary testing to be completed at their facility and return of the device back to the customer at no cost. Please call ( 800 ) 437-5176 for a complaint that includes any indication of the failure of the product to meet a customer's expectations for quality or to meet performance specifications.


  • Model / Serial
    Product Code 2 M8153, serial numbers 9070872CT and 12120279CT;  Product Code 2M8163, serial numbers 14082199TC, 14090543TC, 13120195TC, 13120172TC, 13100660TC, 15041195TC, 11120467TC, 14082067TC, 12010398TC and 12010355TC
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including the states of NY, Oh, KY,SC, PA, FL and Puerto Rico.
  • Product Description
    Baxter Colleague 3 and 3 CX Infusion Pumps, Triple Channel Volumetric Infusion Pumps. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Medication Delivery Division. Product Codes: 2 M8153 and 2M8163. || Intended for use in a wide variety of patient environments for adult, pediatric and neonatal patients.
  • Manufacturer


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