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Infusion Drug Pump Recall Expanded

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In April Baxter announced it was recalling infusion drug pumps that were not working properly. The defective drug pumps could possibly shut down and stop delivering medication to a patient. All of the recalled pumps were reported to be fixed. Baxter announced this week that some of the pumps may not have been properly serviced.

The company last month recalled 534 of the pumps after it discovered some devices sent to its Phoenix service center for repair or maintenance may have been returned to customers without work being performed on them. Three employees involved in falsifying electrical safety data were dismissed, Baxter said.

No serious injuries or patient deaths have been linked to the recall, the Deerfield, Illinois-based company said.

Customers should return affected pumps for repeat inspection and servicing and will receive loaner pumps free of charge, Baxter said. Only pumps distributed in the United States are affected.

The recalled pumps are the Collegue and Flo-Gard drug infusion pumps. Baxter is not currently selling any new pumps while it is working on the recall.

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Drugs, Medical Devices & Implants.