Recall: Baxter 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP
On 2014-12-15, the FDA announced that Baxter International is conducting a recall on 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP due to possible contamination with foreign matter. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Baxter during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
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Name: Baxter International
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Nationwide
Product Description: 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP
Brand Name(s): Baxter
Reason for Recall: Contains Particulate Matter
Official Recall Date: 2014-12-11
Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 12/11/2014, it was not published by the FDA until 12/15/2014.
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
Baxter International Inc. announced today it voluntarily initiated a recall in the United States of two lots of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP in 100 mL MINI-BAG PLUS Container to the hospital/user level. The recall is being initiated as a result of two complaints (one per lot) of particulate matter that was identified as a fragment of the frangible from the vial adapter. The issue was identified upon standard visual inspection prior to patient administration. Read More.
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