Recall of Device Recall Colleague and Colleague 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
    A hardware problem can cause internal communications errors which halt therapies, generate alarms and communication failure codes.
  • Action
    Baxter sent the 7/20/05 Urgent Product Recall letter to all Colleague Infusion Pump customers, to the attention of the Director of Nursing and the Biomedical Engineer, via overnight delivery to alert them of a patient death which may have been associated with an electronic failure resulting from a design issue with the pump, and listed failure codes 402, 403, 532, 533, 534, 535, 702, 703, 704, 720, 804:22, 804:24, 804:29, 804:34, 804:52, 804:54, 804:58 and 12:303:xxx:0006 that may be related to the electronic failure. The users were advised to have a contingency plan to mitigate any disruptions of infusions of life sustaining drugs if the listed failure codes occur, and to take the pump out of service. They were also requested to review the event history of their pumps and take any pump with a previous history of the listed failures out of service. The accounts were also advised that all pumps processed through Baxter's service operations will be checked for the listed failure codes, and if a pump is found to have any of the codes in its event history, it will not be returned until a corrective action has been implemented. Any questions were directed to Baxter's Medication Delivery Services at 1-800-843-7867.


  • Model / Serial
    all serial numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey, Kuwait, South Africa, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Mexico, Colombia, New Zealand, the Bahamas, Belgium, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Lebanon, Panama, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Product Description
    Baxter Colleague Single Channel Volumetric Infusion Pumps; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Medication Delivery Division, Deerfield, IL 60015 U.S.A., Made in Singapore; product codes 2M8151, 2M8151R, BRM8151(Brazilian Portugese), DNM8151(French), HNM8151(German), PNM8151(Spanish), CNM8151(Swedish), GNM8151(Danish), TRM8151(Turkish), WNM8151(Dutch) , 2M8161, 2M8161R
  • Manufacturer


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