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In February 2023, Baxter Healthcare Corporation issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall for the MiniCap product. These devices are packaged in foil pouches, which may have been incorrectly sealed, i.e., the pouches may have open or weak seals. This could lead to exposure to air, resulting in insufficient iodine/dry sponge inside the Baxter MiniCap, which could lead to the potential for inadequate disinfectant.

The affected product was distributed from October 18, 2022 to January 26, 2023 in the United States. The MiniCap Disconnect Cap with Povidone-Iodine with the following lot numbers are affected:

  • GD912112
  • GD912143
  • GD912051
  • GD912099

You can read the full recall notice here.

MiniCap dialysis injuries include peritonitis, a dangerous blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death.  It’s important to see a medical provider right away if you suspect you have peritonitis.   Symptoms of peritonitis may include:

  • Severe belly pain that gets worse with any motion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Sore or swollen belly
  • Fluid in the belly
  • Not being able to have a bowel movement or pass gas
  • Less urine than normal
  • Thirst
  • Trouble breathing
  • Low blood pressure and shock

Similar Baxter products were recalled several years ago.  Please visit our April 2016 blog for information regarding prior recalls.

Our experienced team at Clark Perdue is investigating potential peritonitis claims involving these products.  Please contact us if you would like more information.