Safety Alert Or Field Safety Notices for Vacutainer® multiple sample Luer adaptor for blood sample collection

According to Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, this safety alert or field safety notices involved a device in United Kingdom that was produced by Becton.

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Field safety notices are communications sent out by medical device manufacturers or their representatives in relation to actions that they may be taking in relation to their product that is on the market. These are mainly for health workers, but also for users. They can include recalls and alerts.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert / Field Safety Notice
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from the United Kingdom is current through April 2019. All of the data comes from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, 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 the United Kingdom.
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  • Reason
    Increased risk to users of exposure to blood, and a risk of underfilling of blood collection tubes which could lead to unexpected results in some laboratory tests. bd has received reports where the retractable sleeve, which covers the non-patient cannula before and after a blood collection tube is filled, has either failed to recover on removal of the sample tube, leaked, or fallen off. reports have also been received of leakage at the luer tip connection. bd has issued a field safety notice with advice to users, and will replace products from affected lot numbers on request.
  • Action
    Identify affected lots and ensure that all relevant staff are aware of the recommended actions in the manufacturer’s Field Safety Notice including: to continue the use of universal/standard precautions; to ensure that filled blood collection tubes meet the required fill volume as indicated on the specific tube prior to processing. Contact BD for replacements of products from affected lots if a local risk assessment indicates this is necessary, or if this is preferred.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Description
    Vacutainer® multiple sample Luer adaptor for blood sample collection. Catalogue number 367300 (England only - NHS Supply Chain code KFK036). Specific lot numbers are affected. Affected lot numbers: 1333588 2123767 2249601 2289883 1333589 2213775 2249602 2297780 2024564 2213776 2255659 2305611 2051820 2222725 2282697 2314818 2061445 2226828 2282699 2108597 2242559 2289881
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