Recall of Safety Glide

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
  • 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
    Syringe, Antistick - Product Code MEG
  • Reason
    Safety mechanisms on the syringes are rotating too freely. this can result in the safety mechanism not holding its rotational position and increasing risk of an accidental needle-stick.
  • Action
    Recall notifications were sent to all direct consignees and potential end users on 10/25/2005 via UPS second day air.


  • Model / Serial
    Reference Number 305951: Product Description: 1 mL 26G Allergist tray Lot #: 5111318; 5082356; 5052286; 4344974; 4323204.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Product was distributed nationwide to 450 consignees composed of wholesalers, hospitals, and medical supply distributors. There is a Canadian customer, Dufort & Lavigne, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Government customers include VAMC New Orleans, New Orleans, LA; Fox Army Health Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL; Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Columbia, SC; US Naval Med. Ctr., Portsmouth, VA; USAF Hill AFB 649 Medical Group, Hill Air Force Base, UT; VAMC Ann Arbor, MI; VAMC East Orange, NJ; VAMC Tuskegee, AL; McDonald Army Community Hospital, Newport News, VA.
  • Product Description
    BD 1 mL Allergist tray with 26G x 3/8 in. BD Safety Glide.
  • Manufacturer


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