Product defect correction: damaged barrels on BD Plastipak 50mL Syringe with Luer-Lok Tip

ANZCA has become aware of a product defect correction issued for Becton Dickinson (BD) Plastipak 50mL Syringe with Luer-Lok Tip, product code 300865, after two reports of air being observed in damaged syringes. Procedure packs containing this syringe have also been recalled.

If a damaged barrel syringe is used with a syringe pump, air could potentially enter the syringe and then be injected into the vascular system. Also, the flow rate of medications in the syringe could fluctuate.

ANZCA reminds fellows that all medical devices should be inspected for damage before, during and after use.

If damaged syringes are identified, the defect should be reported through any hospital reporting systems, to the vendor, and/or to the medical devices regulatory body for your country: Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for Australia or Medsafe for New Zealand.

More information is available from the TGA Recall listing (for syringe alone) , TGA Recall listing (for procedure packs) or the Medsafe Recall listing.

Last updated 13:42 1.07.2022