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April 2018

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  • Prismaflex Control Unit. Dialyzer Recall

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Baxter Healthcare Corporation is recalling the Prismaflex Control Unit. Dialyzer, high permeability with or without sealed dialysate system. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) for patients weighing 20 kilograms or more with acute renal failure and/or fluid overload. *Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) therapy for patients weighing 20 kilograms or more with diseases where removal of plasma components is indicated. Baxter has received reports of device operators failing to adhere to instructions for use pertaining to the safe unloading of disposable sets from the Prismaflex Control Unit. Additionally, for software versions 5.10 and 6.10, the programmed syringe size for the syringe pump may revert to safe default values unintentionally.

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  • Class 2 Device Recall 2008 Series Hemodialysis Machine

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Fresenius Medical Care Renal Therapies is recalling its dialyzer, high permeability with or without sealed dialysate system, 2008 K2 Hemodialysis Machine with software version 5.40, Models: (1) Hemodialysis SYS OLC/Diasafe PLS 190610, UDI 00840861100859 (+Serial Number), (2) Machine Short Cap, OLC.DP HP 190630, UDI 00840861100866 (+Serial Number) ndicated for acute and chronic dialysis therapy.

    When the recirculation ultrafiltration (UF) Goal is set to a value greater than 200ml in service mode and the user starts a treatment using the SLED (Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis) program the display will show an invalid message and the UF pump will run at the recirculation UF rate which may be up to 4000ml/hour. The SLED program is required to limit the UF rate to a maximum of 1000 ml/hour.

     

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