October 4, 2016: Flush Syringes B. Cepacia Infection Link – Nurse Assist, Inc. Announces Recall

Flush Syringes B. Cepacia Infection Link Announced – October 4, 2016, Nurse Assist, Inc. announced that the company is recalling all unexpired lots of its I.V. Flush Syringes because the products may be linked to a multi-state Burkholderia cepacia outbreak. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicated that B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy people; however, people who have certain health problems, such as weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to B. cepacia infection. B. cepacia is a known cause of infections in hospitalized patients.

Flush Syringes B. Cepacia Infections – Product Recall Information

According to a Nurse Assist company press release, the recall affects the following flush syringe lots and part numbers:

  • Product Code: 1203; Product Description: IV Flush Syringe, 3ml fill; Lot Number: All unexpired lots
  • Product Code: 1205; Product Description: IV Flush Syringe, 5ml fill; Lot Number: All unexpired lots
  • Product Code: 1210; Product Description: IV Flush Syringe, 10ml fill; Lot Number: All unexpired lots
  • Product Code: 1210-BP; Product Description: IV Flush Syringe, 10ml fill; Lot Number: All unexpired lots

Product Numbers 1203, 1205, and 1210 are packaged 30 syringes to an inner carton and six inner cartons in a case (180 syringes). For product number 1210-BP, 100 syringes are packaged in an inner carton with four inner cartons in a case (400 syringes). Lot code information can be found on the outer case panel, the back panel of the inner carton, and on each syringe label.

The lots being recalled were distributed to customers and distributors between 02/16/16 and 09/30/16. Product can be identified by the labeling on the packaging and device. Nurse Assist is directing customers not to use the product from recalled lots.”

Nurse Assist advises that facilities should discontinue using the recalled product and return it to the supplier stating “Nurse Assist is actively investigating the possible link to the infections with the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and various state health departments to ensure that the products are safe for their intended use. Until an investigation can be completed, Nurse Assist urges all healthcare facilities with affected product to discontinue use and return the product to the supplier.” Facilities can contact the Customer Service Team at 1-800-649-6800 ext. 10.

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