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Catalog Number 2000E-04
Device Problems Complete Blockage (1094); Restricted Flow rate (1248)
Patient Problem No Clinical Signs, Symptoms or Conditions (4582)
Event Date 09/27/2021
Event Type  malfunction  
Manufacturer Narrative
Investigation summary: a 2000e-04 product was not available for investigation ; however the customer indicates that the smartsite could not be flushed. No further information was available to assist the investigation in this instance. The details of this feedback were forwarded to the manufacturing site for investigation. A review of the production records for lot 21046254 did not identify any in-process testing failures or quality deviations which may have resulted in a report of this nature. The root cause of the customer¿s experience could not be determined as the sample was not available for investigation. In this instance, without a sample it is not possible to determine whether a manufacturing defect could have caused or contributed to the customer¿s experience. Following a small number of similar reports, bd has conducted an in-depth investigation to identify any potential contributing factors for occlusion of this nature. The investigation has determined that a potential contributor could be the result of an insufficient amount of fluorosilicone having been injected into the piston during the assembly process; fluorosilicone is used as a lubricant within the smartsite to ensure the consistent opening of the piston when the smartsite is activated, and an insufficient amount may cause a temporary occlusion. Additionally previous investigations have also determined that features on the surface of the male luer of the connecting products may also contribute to occlusions of this nature. These features include flash or a raised edge to the tip of the male luer which have previously been shown to intermittently lead to restricted flow due to them pinching the blue piston of the smartsite and not allowing it to open. This can sometimes be resolved by disconnecting and reattaching the same luer connection which may reposition the luer against the piston and improve the flow, or alternatively by changing the connecting male luer. In this instance as the connecting product and affected product were not available for investigation it could not be determined which is the most likely root cause for the customer's experience in this instance. Please note, in order to minimize reports for occlusions of this nature, the manufacturing site has repaired the assembly machine to ensure that an adequate amount of fluorosilicone is injected into each smartsite. A review of the customer feedback database indicates that this is a rare occurrence with a small number of similar reports against the 2000e-04 product in the past 12 months.
Event Description
It was reported that 50 bd smartsite¿ needle-free connectors were clogged. The following information was provided by the initial reporter: "on some occasions the iv has been replaced due to not being able to inject. ".
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MDR Report Key12694340
MDR Text Key278360574
Report Number9616066-2021-52305
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code FPA
Combination Product (y/n)N
PMA/PMN Number
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type foreign,other,user facility
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 09/29/2021
1 Device was Involved in the Event
0 Patients were Involved in the Event:
Date FDA Received10/25/2021
Is this an Adverse Event Report? No
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator Other
Device Catalogue Number2000E-04
Device Lot Number21046254
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received09/27/2021
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
Date Device Manufactured04/19/2021
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial