Recall of BD Precision Glide needles

According to L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), this recall involved a device in France that was produced by BECTON DICKINSON.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Notes / Alerts
    French data is current through early September 2018. All of the data comes from L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), 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 France.
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  • Action
    Following the investigations carried out as part of the withdrawal on February 10, 2004, BECTON DICKINSON withdrew from the market on February 25, 2004, lots 3170526 of reference 360212 and lots 3148757; 3170482; 3170497 and 3289348 of the reference 360213 of the medical device called BD Precision Glide needles. These withdrawals follow an increase in the number of cases where the needle and the body of sample, usually associated, dissociate during a blood sample. The manufacturer has directly notified the users concerned.


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