Recall of BD Vacutainer Barricor Lithium Heparin Plasma Blood Collection Tubes

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 Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    Tubes, vials, systems, serum separators, blood collection - Product Code JKA
  • Reason
    Increased amount of residual blood present on the top of stopper well after venipuncture.
  • Action
    On September 22, 2017, BD distributed URGENT PRODUCT REMOVAL RECALL notices to distributors via email. Distributors and customers were mailed via USPS. Customers are advised to take to take the following actions: 1. Discontinue use of the tubes. 2. Complete and return the Customer Recall Response Form via fax to 1-855-544-4851 or via email to 3. Return all affected products using the enclosed packaging instructions and include the completed Recall Response Form with the product. Upon receipt of the returned product, BD will issue alternate product. Customers with questions may call 1-855-215-5168, Monday through Friday between 8AM and 5 PM, EST. For further questions, please call (201) 847-6800.


  • Model / Serial
    All Lot Numbers Expiration Dates: November 30, 2017 - July 31, 2018  UDI No.: 50382903650434 50382903650441 50382903650458 50382903650472
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    USA (nationwide)
  • Product Description
    BD Vacutainer¿ Barricor" Lithium Heparin Plasma Blood Collection Tubes for Invitro Diagnostic Use, Catalog Numbers: 365043, 365044, 365045 & 365047 || Used to collect, separate, process, transport and store venous blood samples for use in chemistry determinations, therapeutic drug monitoring and zinc testing in plasma for in vitro diagnostic use.
  • Manufacturer


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