Recall of Device Recall MiniInfuser Model 300XL Multispeed Infusion Pump

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 3
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
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  • 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
    Should a battery with the minimum contact diameter (.51 inches) be placed on the battery spring (.53 inches), an electrical circuit will not be completed and the mini-infuser will not operate. the reason being that the mini-infuser battery spring has a flat contact that measures .53 inches ¿.01 inches on the inner diameter of the spring coil. the iec 60086-2 and ansi 08 standards specify a minimum.
  • Action
    Baxter sent a Safety Alert letter on January 11, 2011 for the InfusO.R. Pump. Baxter expanded the scope of the recall to include the Mini-Infusers System and sent an Urgent Device Correction letter dated March 4, 2011, via First Class mail to all affected customers. The letters informed the customers that the Mini-Infusers use the same size battery and incorporate the same battery contact interface as the InfusOR pump, and that the same feature that inhibits electrical contact in over-the counter Energizer C size batteries may also be incorporated by other battery manufacturers. The customers were requested to verify that the InfusOR and Mini-Infuser will power-on before use; if the device does not power on, replace the batteries with a different brand of size C batteries and verify that the device will power-on before use; and to place a copy of the letter with each operator's manual for the InfusOR and Mini-Infuser System for future reference. For Technical questions call Baxter Global Technical Services at 1-800-843-7867. For question regarding this communication contact the Center for One Baxter at 1-800-422-9837 during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.


  • Model / Serial
    product codes 2M8171 and 2M8171R, all serial numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    45,865 units
  • Product Description
    Mini-Infuser Model 300XL Multispeed Infusion Pump, an Rx battery operated syringe infusion pump with an active time scale and rate selector switch; product codes 2M8171 and 2M8171R. || Product Usage: These product codes includes refurbished units. Intended for the controlled rate delivery of small volume parental fluids as prescribed by a physician. Usage: The Mini-Infuser System is designed for controlled intermittent administration of intravenous medication.
  • Manufacturer


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