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Class 2 Device Recall BD Vacutainer Brand Plus EDTA Blood Collection Tubes

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  Class 2 Device Recall BD Vacutainer Brand Plus EDTA Blood Collection Tubes see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 03, 2015
Date Posted December 31, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 19, 2018
Recall Number Z-0567-2016
Recall Event ID 72868
510(K)Number K981013  
Product Classification Tubes, vials, systems, serum separators, blood collection - Product Code JKA
Product BD Vacutainer PLUS K2EDTA Tubes (Plastic). 13 x 75 mm x
2.0 mL (Pink) BD Hemogard Additive: K2EDTA (spray dried), 3.6mg Sterile IVD BD, Made in USA

The Vacutainer Brand PLUS (Plastic) Tube with EDTA Vacutainer¿ Brand Serum Tube are evacuated blood collection tubes which provide a means of collecting, transporting, separating and processing blood in a plastic tube.
Code Information Catalog Reference #367842; Lot numbers 5089731 and  5175923
Recalling Firm/
Becton Dickinson & Company
1 Becton Dr
Franklin Lakes NJ 07417-1815
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Some of the Blood Collection Tubes in these lots were manufactured with insufficient EDTA additive. An insufficient EDTA additive may lead to erroneous platelet results, specimen recollection, or a delay of treatment.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process change control
Action The firm, BD, issued an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" notifications/Recall Response Forms to their customers dated 12/3/2015 via email and/or UPS 2nd Day Mail. The notification identified the reason for the recall; how to identify affected product; and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed customers to immediately review their inventory; complete the enclosed Recall Response Form and fax (1-866-873-0312 it to BD or email it to bd4964@stericycle.com; and return all affected products with the completed Recall Response Form following instructions on the enclosed packing instruction, even if you do not have any affected lot in your inventory. If customers have any questions or require assistance with the return of the recalled product and/or availability of replacement product, they were instructed to contact 1-888-628-0732 between 8AM and 5 PM ET Monday through Friday.
Quantity in Commerce 29,815,600 units in total
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (Nationwide) and the countries of: European Union, Peoples Republic of China, Japan and Republic of Korea.
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 = JKA and Original Applicant = BECTON DICKINSON VACUTAINER SYSTEMS