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Class 2 Device Recall 0.9 Sodium Chloride Flush Syringe

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  Class 2 Device Recall 0.9 Sodium Chloride Flush Syringe see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 18, 2011
Date Posted January 11, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 15, 2016
Recall Number Z-0596-2012
Recall Event ID 60504
510(K)Number K090882  
Product Classification Saline, Vascular Access Flush - Product Code NGT
Product 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, pre-filled flush solution, for IV Flush only, sterile fluid path; 10 mL Single-Use Syringe with Male Luer Lock, 100 syringes per pack, 4 packs per case; Made in Costa Rica, Hospira, Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA; list no. 1978-20

lock flush solution
Code Information List Number 1078-20, lots 91-100-5E, 91-102-5E, 91-106-5E, 91-114-5E, 91-116-5E and 91-118-5E.  The recall was expanded to include the following additional lot numbers: 92-131-5E, 92-133-5E, 93-211-5E, 93-229-5E, 93-230-5E, 93-232-5E, 94-224-5E, 94-230-5E, 94-233-5E, 95-182-5E, 01-168-5E, 01-170-5E and 02-157-5E.
Recalling Firm/
Hospira Inc.
275 N Field Dr
Lake Forest IL 60045-2579
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Ileana Quinones
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is particulate matter in the fluid pathway, which has been identified as the same material as the rubber tip of the syringe plunger.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Material/Component Contamination
Action Hospira sent a "URGENT DEVICE RECALL" letter dated November 18, 2011, to all affected customers via UPS. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The customers were instructed to check their inventory and immediately quarantine any affected product complete and return Reply Form via fax to 1-866-912-2512. Return affected product to Stericycle using the label provided with the letter and if they have distributed the product further, notify their accounts that received the product . Please contact Hospira Customer Care at 1-877-946-7747 or your Hospira representative for information regarding product availability. Hospira expanded the recall to include thirteen additional affected lots via letter dated January 31, 2012. The recall instructions remain the same as in the November 18,2011 letter.
Quantity in Commerce 5,817,600 syringes
Distribution Nationwide distribution including states of: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = NGT and Original Applicant = HOSPIRA, INC.