Recall Or Safety Alert for BD Vacutainer® EDTA blood collection tubes and blood collection tubes BD Vacutainer® lithium heparin.

According to Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (Via FOI), this recall or safety alert involved a device in Spain that was produced by N/A.

What is this?

Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Recall / Safety Alert
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  • Notes / Alerts
    The data from Spain is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Spain.
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  • Action
    • Safety warning regarding the possible interference of Tiuram, material that forms part of the rubber plugs of the BD Vacutainer® EDTA and BD Vacutainer® lithium heparin tubes, in the detection of lead in patient samples when the Magellam Diagnostic LeadCare® analysis equipment or any other analysis equipment that uses the methodology of anodic separation voltammetry (VSA) for its detection. • The company recommends reviewing the results of previous lead analyzes performed with the Magellan Diagnostic LeadCare® team or any other analysis performed with the VSA methodology.


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