Officials with Nurse Assist recently announced they are recalling IV Flush Syringes after becoming aware of patients that developed Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections while recieving intravenous care. FDA officials noted on their website today that this recall is designated Class 1.
The lots being recalled were distributed to customers and distributors between February 16 and September 30, 2016. Product can be identified by the labeling on the packaging and device. According to information on the Nurse Assist website, affected lots include: Product Numbers 1203, 1205, and 1210.
According to the CDC, the effects of Burkholderia cepacia on people “vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis.”
Nurse Assist is urging all healthcare facilities with affected product to discontinue use and return the product to the supplier. Recalled product should be returned for credit by contacting Nurse Assist Customer Service at 1-800-649-6800 ext. 10, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Central Time.
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