Recall of Device Recall BD Vacutainer SST Plus 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
    Tubes may exhibit stopper creepout/pullout, where the stopper dissociates from the tube.
  • Action
    On March 15, 2018 BD Life Sciences sent Urgent Medical Device Recall Notifications to affected customers. Customers were instructed to : 1. Immediately review your inventory for the subject lots and quarantine the product subject to the recall. 2. Share this recall notification with all users of the product to ensure they are also aware of this recall. 3. Complete the attached Customer Response Form and return to the BD contact noted on the form whether or not you have any of the impacted material so that BD may acknowledge your receipt of this notification and process your product replacement. Return all affected products using the enclosed packaging instructions and include the completed Recall Response Form with the product. 4. Report any adverse health consequences experienced with the use of this product to BD. Events may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program. Web: Medwatch website at Phone: 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088); Mail: MedWatch, HF-2, FDA 5600 Fisher's Lane, Rockville, MD 20853-9787. Customer who require further assistance should contact BD Preanalytical Systems at (877)870-4486, Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm


  • Model / Serial
    7125692 7135828
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide, Argentina, Belize , Brazil, Canada, China, Guam, India, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Taiwan
  • Product Description
    The Vacutainer Plus SST Tubes are sterile, plastic, evacuated blood collection tubes. The Vacutainer Plus SST Tubes consist of: (1) a closure assembly, (2) an inert polyester gel barrier, (3) silica clot activator, and (4) a silicone surfactant coated plastic tube. The specimen is centrifuged and the barrier material forms at the serum/blood clot interface, mechanically separating the serum from cells. The serum portion is used for clinical laboratory assays involving the use of patient serum.
  • Manufacturer


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