Becton Dickinson & Co. has announced a voluntary recall of its Intraosseous Needle Set Kits, Intraosseous Manual Driver Kits and Intraosseous Powered Drivers.
The Franklin Lakes, NJ-based company said affected needle kits should be destroyed in compliance with the health care institution's process for disposal. The use of affected intraosseous powered drivers should be paused until a BD representative provides instruction that it is safe for use. BD representatives will be reaching out to customers for inspection and will repair the devices if required.
The company noted, certain lots within the expiration date of these intraosseous products may result in the following:
Difficulty separating the stylet from the intraosseous needle, where increased force required to remove the stylet from the intraosseous needle results in inadvertent removal of the entire needle assembly during placement or inability to remove the stylet from an indwelling intraosseous needle, both resulting in functional loss of intraosseous access.
Needle safety mechanism on the stylet not deploying post placement of the intraosseous needle and removal of the stylet from the needle.
Metal discs intended to connect the needle assembly to the magnet in the powered driver sticking unexpectedly to the magnet, rendering the driver unable to be used.
These issues may result in delays in care due to limited or non-functioning intraosseous access or could also lead to needlestick injuries.
Click here for a list of the affected lots.