Baxter announced a voluntary recall of one lot of 5% Dextrose Injection and four lots of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection due to particulate matter found in the solutions.
The injection of particulate matter may result in blockage of vessels, stroke, heart attack or damage to the kidney or liver. Allergic reactions, local irritation, and inflammation to tissues and organs may result as well.
Dextrose Injection is an injectable indicated as a source of water and calories. Sodium Chloride Injection is an injectable indicated as a source of water and electrolytes and for use as a priming solution in hemodialysis procedures.
The affected products are packaged in 50mL and 100mL containers and were distributed between May 2012 and October 2013. The full list of recalled products can be found on the FDA website.
Baxter has notified customers not to use product from the recalled lots. Affected products should be returned to Baxter for credit by contacting (888) 229-0001.
For more information call (888) 229-0001 or visit the FDA Safety Alert page.