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FIELD SAFTEY NOTICE - BD SYRINGES AND NEEDLES

Recalls and Alerts

Field Safety Notice

FIELD SAFTEY NOTICE - BD SYRINGES AND NEEDLES

BD has become aware that when syringes and needles are used for intraocular injections, the potential exists for “floaters” in patients’ eyes which are believed to be due to silicone. (Note: Syringes and needles manufactured by BD have silicone applied to the inside of the barrels to provide lubrication for the plunger stopper, allowing it to move easily). The potential hazard is deposition of silicone oil (SO) droplets in the vitreous.  The potential harm could be symptomatic “floaters” in the patient’s field of vision which, normally, are tolerable and resolve over a few months.  However, if sufficiently bothersome, floaters may lead to a vitrectomy for their removal

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Alliance do not stock

BD Plastipak™ 1ml Luer

BD

ALL STOCK

Alliance do not stock

BD 1ml Syringe Luer-Lok™ Tip

BD

ALL STOCK

Alliance do not stock

BD Blunt Fill Needle with Filter 18G x 1 1/2 (1.2mm x 40mm) (5μm)

BD

ALL STOCK

Alliance do not stock

BD Microlance™ 3 30G x ½" 0,3 x 13mm

BD

ALL STOCK

Alliance do not stock

BD Microlance™ 3 30G x ½" 0,3 x 13mm

BD

ALL STOCK

 

This field safety notice is Advisory only so Alliance Healthcare are not accepting stock returns.

 

Should you have any questions or experience any issues associated with the product or issue described in this Field Safety Notice, please contact BDUKFieldAction@bd.com. BD has notified the appropriate regulatory agencies of these actions.