BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.) voluntary recalled certain lots of the BD Intraosseous Needle Set Kits, BD Intraosseous Manual Driver Kits and BD Intraosseous Powered Drivers, the Franklin Lakes medical tech company announced June 22.
The full list of recalled products can be found by clicking here.
Using some of these products may result in:
- Difficulty separating the stylet from the needle
- Needle safety mechanism may not deploy
- Metal discs sticking in the power driver
In addition to the risk of the products not functioning correctly and delay in care to patients, users also could inadvertently stick themselves with the needle.
The company said, to date, there have been 37 complaints with no serious injuries or deaths reported related to the recalled products.
BD said that affected needle kits should be destroyed according to health care institutes’ disposal guidelines and that intraosseous powered drivers should not be used until a BD representative confirms it’s safe to do so. BD representatives will reach out to customers, the company said, and BD will notify customers when replacements are available.
For further assistance, call 1-844-823-5433, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT and say “Recall” when prompted. Or, reach out via email to email@example.com.
Customers are encouraged to report any adverse health consequences to BD or to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program by calling 1-800-332-1088; mailing to MedWatch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fisher’s Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787; or by clicking here.