Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de FLOSEAL Special Applicator Tips

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Baxter healthcare has identified an issue with the use of an incorrect plastic formulation in the manufacture of the blue luer component of the floseal malleable tips. the plastic formulation does not present any toxicity or biocompatibility concerns, but does impact the physical characteristics of the blue luer component. the affected lots of the floseal malleable applicator tip have been associated with the cracking of the luer upon connection with the syringe. since the tip is attached to the syringe outside of the surgical field, it is unlikely that plastic fragments would reach the surgical field. nevertheless, in exceptional cases, detached subvisible particles may be retained in the body and may cause inflammation, or serve as a nidus for bacteria in already contaminated wounds and contribute to allergic reactions. to date, there have been no reports of serious injury associated with this issue.
  • Acción
    Baxter is advising customers to locate and return all units of the affected product. Instructions for return can be found on the Customer Letter.


  • Modelo / Serial
    FLOSEAL Special Applicator TipsProduct Code: 1502186Box Lot Number: HA170818 Pouch Lot Numbers: GR338160 (expiry 31 May 2019) and GR338384 (expiry 30 June 2019)ARTG Number: 167776(Baxter Healthcare - Haematological concentrate system applicator, endoscopic)
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