ISSUE: Baxter International notified health professionals and their care organizations of the recall in the United States of a single lot of DIANEAL PD-2 Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 1.5% Dextrose 6000ml to the hospital/user level. The recall is being initiated as a result of complaints of particulate matter, identified as mold. The affected lot is C903799, expiration 05/15 (product code L5B9710), NDC 00941-0411-11. Product affected by this recall was packaged in flexible plastic containers and distributed to dialysis centers, facilities, distributors and patients in the United States between May 2013 and January 2014.
BACKGROUND: DIANEAL is a peritoneal dialysis (PD) solution for use in chronic renal failure patients being maintained on PD therapy.
RECOMMENDATION: Baxter notified customers by recall letter to instruct customers to locate and remove any affected product from their facility. All patients who received product from the affected lot also were contacted by recall letter and provided instructions to arrange for product return. Dialysis centers, facilities, distributors and patients should stop use and return to place of purchase.
As per product labeling, the container should be inspected visually for signs of leakage prior to use. Solutions that are cloudy, discolored, contain visible particulate matter, or show evidence of leakage should not be used.
[03/05/2014 - Firm Press Release - Baxter]