Recall of Device Recall BD Vacutainer Buffered Sodium Citrate: (9NC) 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
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  • 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
    Bd is initiating this product correction of multiple lots of bd vacutainer buffered sodium citrate: (9nc) blood collection tube (13x75 mm x 4.5 ml). a limited number of tubes in these lots may exhibit stopper pullout from the tube as the user removes the needle from the stopper following specimen collection.
  • Action
    BD sent an "Urgent Product Correction Letters and Customer Product Correction Response Forms" dated March 16, 2017 via email or UPS to their customers and distributors.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog Number: 367716 -  Lot numbers: 5251673 with expiry 3/31/2017; 6064542 with expiry 9/30/17; 6187520 with expiry 1/31/2018 and 6253669 with expiy 3/31/18  Catalog Number: 369714 -  Lot numbers: 5272777 with expiry 4/30/17; 5336909 with expiry 6/30/17; 5357632 with expiry 7/31/17; 6040953 and 6064634 both with expiry 9/30/17; 6090572 with expiry 10/31/17; 6124932 with expiry 11/30/17; 6173983 with expiry 12/31/17; 6187600 with expiry 1/31/18 and 6216656 with expiry 2/28/18  Lot numbers 6064542, 6187520 and 6253669 - limited to distribution outside the U.S. market. UDI for lot 6253669 is DI (01)30382903677161, PI (17)180331(10)6253669(30)0100 and lot 6216656 is DI (01)30382903697145, PI (17)180228(10)6216656(30)0100; for all other lots UDI is not applicable based on manufacture date.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide - US Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    BD Vacutainer Buffered Sodium Citrate: (9NC) Blood Collection Tubes, 4.5 mL, 13 x 75 mm, Mfd: Becton Dickinson and Company || Product Usage: || The BD Vacutainer Safety Coagulation tube is an evacuated blood collection Tube that provides means of collecting, transporting and processing blood in a closed tube. The buffered sodium citrate additive provides an anti-coagulated specimen that may be used for clinical laboratory coagulation assays and determinations.
  • Manufacturer


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