Recall of BD

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Becton Dickinson & Company.

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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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Catheter,intravascular,therapeutic,short-term less than 30 days - Product Code FOZ
  • Reason
    Bd insyte autoguard may have potential damage along the body of the catheter.
  • Action
    BD sent an 'Urgent:Voluntary Product Recall Letters/Notice of Return ' dated October 9, 2014, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to review their inventory, quarantine the affected product, and return all affected product with the completed Notice of Return form following the instruction on the enclosed packing instruction. Upon receipt of the returned product, BD will issue a credit. Customers who do not have of the affected product were also asked to complete the Notice of Return form indicating (0) quantity and return form back to BD by fax to 1-201-847-6990. If the product was further distributed customers were instructed to identify their customers and notify them at once of the product recall. Customers with questions were instructed to call 201-847-4267.


  • Model / Serial
    Distributed in USA   REF#381433 20 G x 1.00 in. BD Insyte Autoguard 1.1 x 25 mm 65ml/min Lot numbers 4139786, Exp May-17; 4161662, Jun-17; 4164960, Jun-17; 4167812, Jun-17; 4174713, Jun-17; 4182668, Jun-17; 4182668, Jul-17  REF 381434 20 G x 1.16 in. BD Insyte Autoguard 1.1 x 30 mm 60 ml/min  Lot numbers 4105724, Apr-17; 4107722, Apr-17; 4113707, Apr-17; 4113713, Apr-17  Distributed outside of USA  REF# 381833 20G x 1.00 in. BD Insyte Autoguard 1.1 x 25 mm 65 ml/min Lot4143917, May -17  REF 3811834 20 G x 1.16 in. BD Insyte AUtoguard 1.1 x 30 mm 60ml/min  Lot numbers 4119700, May-17; 4119730, May-17; 4129576, May-17; 4147742, May-17; 4107722, Apr-17
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (naitonwide) and Internationally to South Africa, Spain, Italy, Canada, Japan, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and Timor Leste.
  • Product Description
    BD Insyte Autoguard Catheter || An active safety engineered peripheral IV catheter with a retracting needle to reduce accidental needle stick injuries. The safety feature (needle retraction) of this device is activated when the clinician depresses the button located on the superior surface of the grip. This product is used to provide access to the intravascular system for administration of fluids, medication, blood and blood products and for the withdrawal of the blood samples.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Becton Dickinson & Company, 1 Becton Dr, Franklin Lakes NJ 07417-1815
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source