Recall of Microtainer

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 3
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • 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
    Insufficient amount of edta found within the tube causing clotting and erroneous platelet counts.
  • Action
    Becton Dickinson contacted their Distributors and customers with return instructions via certified mail on or about Oct. 16, 2002.



  • Manufacturer Address
    Becton Dickinson & Company, 1 Becton Drive, Franklin Lakes NJ 07417
  • Source