Recall of Device Recall Becton Dickinson Buffered Sodium Citrate (9NC) Plus 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 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 - Product Code JKA
  • Reason
    Bd is conducting a recall of the bd vacutainer 2.7ml plus citrate blood collection tube due to extended partial thromboplastin time (aptt) test results reported in two customer complaints.
  • Action
    BD sent "ATTENTION: PRODUCT RECALL" letters dated November 12, 2012 via UPS to distributors and customers instructing them to examine their inventory immediately and discontinue the shipment of the affected product. All customers were instructed to return all products from the lot affected, by following the instructions on the enclosed packing slip,and BD will send them replacement products at no charge. Contact the firm at 10201-847-4267 for assistance.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot No. 2180434; Expiration Date: April 2013
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Canada, India, Japan, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Virgin Islands.
  • Product Description
    BD Vacutainer Buffered Sodium Citrate (9NC) Plus Blood Collection Tubes; Sterile; IVD; REF 363083; 13 X 75 mm, 2.7 mL
  • Manufacturer


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