Recall of Device Recall BD Vacutainer PLUS K2EDTA 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 Date Posted
  • 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
    Some of the blood collection tubes in these lots were manufactured with insufficient edta additive. an insufficient edta additive may lead to erroneous platelet results, specimen recollection, or a delay of treatment.
  • Action
    The firm, BD, issued an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" notifications/Recall Response Forms to their customers dated 12/3/2015 via email and/or UPS 2nd Day Mail. The notification identified the reason for the recall; how to identify affected product; and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed customers to immediately review their inventory; complete the enclosed Recall Response Form and fax (1-866-873-0312 it to BD or email it to; and return all affected products with the completed Recall Response Form following instructions on the enclosed packing instruction, even if you do not have any affected lot in your inventory. If customers have any questions or require assistance with the return of the recalled product and/or availability of replacement product, they were instructed to contact 1-888-628-0732 between 8AM and 5 PM ET Monday through Friday.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog Reference #368047; Lot number 5154647
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (Nationwide) and the countries of: European Union, Peoples Republic of China, Japan and Republic of Korea.
  • Product Description
    BD Vacutainer PLUS K2EDTA Tubes (Plastic). 13 x 75 mm x || 2.0 mL (Pink) BD Hemogard Additive: K2EDTA (spray dried), 3.6mg Sterile IVD BD, Made in USA || BD Vacutainer¿ tubes are used to collect, transport and process blood in a closed system. These tubes are used for testing serum, plasma or whole blood in the clinical laboratory.The BD Vacutainer¿ Plus K2EDTA Tubes may be used for routine immunohematology testing and blood donor screening.
  • Manufacturer


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