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Recall of Baxter ALYX Red Kit Disposables

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    October 28, 2005


    Baxter ALYX Red Kit Disposables (Designed for the ALYX Component Collection System)

    4R5701 All lot numbers starting with H04J, H04K, H04L, H05A, H05B, H05C, H05D, H05E, H05F, H05G, and H05H (except those suffixed with “A”)
    4R5701 H05I02028 (but NOT H05I02028A)
    4R5701 H05I13041 (but NOT H05I13041A)
    4R5701 H05I19071 (but NOT H05I19071A)

    Unaffected lots include any lot numbers labeled with an “A” suffix.


    Baxter Healthcare Corporation
    Round Lake, Illinois


    Baxter Healthcare Corporation has received reports from users of the ALYX Component Collection System of leaks from the cassette of the disposable kit. Such leaks have a potential to create a breach of the sterile pathway within the cassette with a theoretical risk of bacteremia to donors if there has been blood returned to the donor before the leak was detected. To date Baxter has received no complaints of bacteremia associated with this issue. Consignees have been asked to contact the manufacturer to arrange for product return.

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