Recall of Device Recall Colleague 3 and Colleague 3 CX Volumetric 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 1
  • 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
    infusion pump - Product Code FRN
  • Reason
    Swelling of the sealed lead-acid batteries in the infusion pump can cause internal pump damage, and excessive battery discharge can damage the batteries if the pump is left on battery power for an extended period of time after teh battery depleted alarm occurs.
  • Action
    Baxter sent letters dated 02/25/05 to all Colleague infusion pump customers to provide them with important supplemental information to the letter dated 1/21/03 (Z-929-1), regarding sealed lead-acid batteries used in the Colleague family of infusion pumps, dealing with swollen batteries and excessive deep discharge. The 2/25/05 letter reiterated the battery service life, replacement and pump storage conditions which were listed in the 1/21/03 letter, and informed the users that current production pumps have an overcurrent protection circuit in the battery harness to help protect the batteries from overcurrent damage and swelling during charging, and advised them of the availability of the battery harness. The letters also provided information to prevent excessive discharge, and advised them that software updates will become available later in 2005. An Operator's Manual Addendum was also included with the 2/25/05 letter, replacing chapter 7 of the manual dealing with Maintenance and Service. Any questions were directed to Baxter's Medication Delivery Services at 1-800-843-7867.


  • Model / Serial
    product codes 2M8153 and 2M8153R: all serial numbers below 13120001CT;  product codes 2M8163 and 2M8163R: all serial numbers below 13110338TC
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide including Puerto Rico, and internationally to Taiwan, Canada, Chile, Korea, Colombia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
  • Product Description
    Baxter Colleague Triple Channel Volumetric Infusion Pumps; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, I.V. Systems Division, product codes 2M8153, 2M8153R, 2M8163, 2M8163R
  • Manufacturer


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