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Baxter Initiates Voluntary Recall of Two Lots of INTRAVIA Containers in the U.S. and Canada

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 22, 2014 - Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling two lots of INTRAVIA containers in the U.S. and Canada due to complaints received for particulate matter found inside the fluid path. Intravenous administration of a solution containing sterile particulate matter may lead to adverse health consequences. The extent and severity of harm depends on the size, number, and composition of the foreign material, and patient's underlying medical condition. There have been no reported adverse events associated with this issue to date.

INTRAVIA containers are empty plastic containers with PVC ports and a sterile fluid path. The recalled lots are INTRAVIA Container, 150 mL Capacity, Lot Number UR13D15112, Product Code 2B8011, distributed to customers between April 26, 2013 and June 20, 2013; and INTRAVIA Container, Empty 500 mL Capacity, Lot Number UR13K14095, Product Code 2B8013, distributed to customers between November 27, 2013 and March 10, 2014. Unaffected lot numbers can continue to be used according to the instructions for use.

Baxter has notified customers, who are being directed not to use product from the recalled lots. Recalled product should be returned to Baxter for credit by contacting Baxter Healthcare Center for Service at 1-888-229-0001, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Central Time. Unaffected lots of product are available for replacement.

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

About Baxter
Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma and other chronic and acute medical conditions. As a global, diversified healthcare company, Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide.