Company: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Date of Enforcement Report:2/7/2014
Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pumps with Master Drug Library Model No. 35700BAX and 35700ABB
Affected products were manufactured from July 1, 2005 through January 15, 2014 and distributed from February 20, 2013 through January 15, 2014.
Use: Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pumps with Master Drug Library are intended to deliver controlled amounts of intravenous fluids including medicines, blood, blood products and other mixtures required by patients. The routes of administration include a vein or an artery, under the skin, into the spine, and other acceptable routes. The Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pumps with Master Drug Library are used in, but not limited to, hospitals, outpatient care, and home care.
Baxter has received over 3500 reports of System Error 322 ?Link Switch Error (low)? incidents in which the device has malfunctioned, including nine severe adverse events and no deaths. The System Error 322 occurs when the pump improperly detects that the door is open when it is physically closed. A System Error 322 may lead to an interruption or delay in therapy.
If the System 322 occurs, the Sigma Spectrum infusion pump stops the infusion, an alarm sounds, and a light flashes (a visual ?322? alarm). This requires a clinician to reset the alarm, reprogram the pump, and confirm the infusion is running properly.
The use of affected product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.
Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, Illinois. on 2/14/2014.