Recall of Device Recall BD Vacutainer(R) Brand Plus PST Separation 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
  • 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
    Tubes, vials, systems, serum separators, blood collection - Product Code JKA
  • Reason
    A portion of this lot of blood collection tubes was manufactured with approximately twice the expected amount of buffered sodium citrate additive, an anticoagulant.
  • Action
    BD sent an Urgent Product Recall letter dated January 16, 2017 to customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to complete the Customer Recall Response Form and fax the completed form back to BD at 1-844-388-5534 or email the completed form to For questions call 1-844-265-7408.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 6090572
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide and the countries of Canada, Mexico, Indonesia
  • Product Description
    BD Vacutainer Buffered Sodium Citrate: (9NC) Blood Collection Tube (4.5 ml x 13 x 75 mm) || Catalog Number: 369714 || 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