Recall of Device Recall BD Needle 22GA 11/2in SafetyGlide(TM)

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
    Needle, hypodermic, single lumen - Product Code FMI
  • Reason
    Presence of loose polypropylene foreign matter above release specification.
  • Action
    The firm, BD, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" notices dated June 12, 2017 to their distributors and customers (manufacturers of finished devices) via UPS ground mail on June 13, 2017. Distributors were advised to immediately review inventory, quarantine product subject to recall and to discontinue the distribution of the affected product and if the product was further distributed, please notify any accounts or additional locations that may have received the recalled product from you. If the customer has conducted re-packaging operations using the recalled bulk product, this is considered a new product. Customers are advised to complete and return the Business Response Card form via fax to 201-827-6990 or email to Return all affected products with the completed Business Response Card form following the instruction on the enclosed packing instruction. Upon receipt of the returned product, BD will issue product replacement. If the consignee did not have any of the affected lots in your inventory, they were directed to complete the Business Response Card form indicating you have zero (0) quantity and fax the completed form back to BD at 201-847-6990 or email the completed form to For general questions or require further assistance, please contact 201-847-4267 between 8AM and 5 PM ET Monday through Friday. For questions specific to assessment of need for further actions for kit packers, please contact 201-847-5880.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 6211579, 6271695, 6154760, 6154765 & 5268868
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution to: TX, PA, VA, CA, NY, IL, MI, NC, SC and KS.
  • Product Description
    BD Needle 22GA 1-1/2in SafetyGlide(TM) Non Sterile, Bulk, REF 301701 || The BD SafetyGlide(TM) needle is intended to be used for general purpose injection, aspiration of fluids from parts of the body below the surface of the skin, injection into intravenous ports and tubings external to the patient. The needle stick prevention feature of the device contains a mechanism that covers the needlepoint after use. Bulk Non Sterile configuration is intended for further manufacturing, processing or repackaging
  • Manufacturer


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