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Randi Hernandez was science editor at BioPharm International from September 2014 to May 2017.
Two lots of empty intravenous fluid bags were voluntarily recalled because of the presence of particulates.
Baxter announced on Oct. 22, 2014 that it was voluntarily recalling two lots of IntraVia containers in the US and Canada because of complaints received of particulate matter found inside the fluid path.
IntraVia containers have PVC ports and a sterile fluid path through which intravenous solution travels. Any particulate matter flowing through these containers could cause serious health consequences, Baxter said in a press release.
Affected lots were distributed to customers between Apr. 26, 2013 and June 20, 2013; and between Nov. 27, 2013 and Mar. 10, 2014. Recalled product can be returned for credit to Baxter, and the company encourages patients and healthcare providers to report any adverse events related to the recall.