Baxter Issues Recall After Insects Found in IV Solution

Jan. 8, 2016

Baxter International is recalling two lots of intravenous solution due to the potential presence of "particulate matter," which in each case was determined to be an insect.

Affected products include a 70% dextrose injection with an expiration date of July 31, 2016, and a 0.9% sodium chloride injection that expires on Nov. 30, 2016. The products were distributed in the U.S. and Canada between June 6 and December 16, 2015.

Approximately 284,000 individual units were involved in the recall.

This is the second recall for Baxter following insect complaints. A similar recall occured in July, when the company announced a voluntary recall of two lots of 0.9% Sodium Chloride IV solutions.

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