Nurse Assist Initiates Nationwide Recall of IV Syringes Due to Health Risk

There is a potential Link between the syringes and bloodstream infections

Nurse Assist Initiates Nationwide Recall of IV Syringes Due to Health Risk
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October 5, 2016

Nurse Assist has announced that it is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of I.V. Flush Syringes due to a potential link to burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections.

The recalled syringes have a product code of 1203, 1205, 1210, or 1210-BP.

The lots being recalled were distributed to customers and distributors between February 16, 2016 and September 30, 2016.

Nurse Assist voluntarily recalled its I.V. Flush Syringes after becoming aware of patients that developed burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections while receiving intravenous care using prepackaged saline flushes from Nurse Assist.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 directing customers not to use the product from recalled lots, but returned for credit.

Nurse Assist is notifying its distributors and customers via email, phone call, and certified mail. Customers will receive instructions for returning product.

Consumers with questions may contact Nurse Assist at (800) 649-6800.