Baxter Infusion Pump Recall: What Will Colleague Pump Users Do Now?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled 200,000 Colleague Volumetric Infusion pump medical devices manufactured by Baxter International that are primarily used in hospitals to deliver nutrients, blood-thinning drugs and chemotherapy. Although the recall will take the defectively designed devices out of the marketplace, users are wondering what to do now.

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FDA Recall Instituted after Company Fails to Address Injuries

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Baxter Healthcare to recall and destroy all of its Colleague Volumetric Infusion Pumps, reimburse customers for the value of the recalled devices and assist customers in finding replacements. The recall was ordered after the medical device giant failed to address Colleague Pump 56,000 injuries and 500 deaths reported by patients and their families for years.

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