The FDA and Baxter Healthcare Corporation have announced a recall of the Meridian Hemodialysis Instrument. This instrument is used in hospitals and medical clinics to clean and filter blood for those with kidney or liver disease.
The manufacturer and the FDA have run tests and concluded that the device's blood tubes can easily kink when in use. This defect can cause damage to red blood cells resulting in additional kidney damage, anemia, and even death. There have already been reports of serious injury and death as a result of this product defect.
Affected hemodialysis model numbers include 5M5576 and 5M5576R and there are approximately 2,100 Meridian Hemodialysis devices in the United States. In July 2005 Baxter announced that they were halting all manufacturing of Hemodialysis-related instruments and equipment.
Baxter in the NewsThe FDA recently announced a worldwide recall of Baxter Healthcare's hemodialysis machine due to severe damage to the red blood cells. (Dec-16-05) [FDA]
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