Recall of Device Recall Colleague 3 Triple Channel 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 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
    Pump, Infusion - Product Code FRN
  • Reason
    A software anomaly causes a failure alarm code 12:303 which audibly alarms and stops the function of all channels in use. this causes an interruption in therapy, which may result in a risk to the patient.
  • Action
    Baxter sent Urgent Device Correction letters dated 11/4/04 to the direct accounts to the attention of the Director of Biomedical Engineering on the same date. The letters informed the accounts of the 12:303 failure and possible interruption of patient therapy when it occurs. They were informed that new software was available to address the failure alarm code with the infusion pumps, and that the software also included updates to the predefined label library and the addition of a text message 'Close regulating roller clamp' to the manual tube release pop-up message. The software is being installed on all single and triple channel Colleague infusion pumps as they are processed through Baxter''s depot repair centers for other repair actions or routine maintenance. An Operator''s Manual Addendum was included with the letter to reflect the changes to the label library and the manual tube release pop-up message. The accounts were requested to complete the attached reply form and return it via fax to Baxter. The completed form acknowledges receipt of the recall letter, verifies the model numbers and serial numbers of the pumps at the facility and indicates the number of revised software installation kits needed by self-service customers. Any questions were directed to Baxter at 1-800-843-7867.


  • Model / Serial
    all serial numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and internationally to Australia, the Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Colleague 3 Triple Channel Volumetric Infusion Pumps, product code 2M8153 and 2M8153R; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL 60015 U.S.A., Made in Singapore; monochrome display screen
  • Manufacturer


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