Heparin Lock Flush Solution (Pre-Filled 5 ml in 12 ml Syringes)
Audience: Hospital and nursing home administrators, hospital risk managers, pharmacists, other healthcare professionals, consumers
[Posted 12/21/2007] AM2 PAT, Inc., and FDA informed healthcare professionals and consumers of a nationwide recall of one lot of Pre-Filled Heparin Lock Flush Solution (5 ml in 12 mL Syringes), Lot # 070926H. The heparin IV flush syringes were found to be contaminated with Serratia marcescens, which have resulted in patient infections. This type of bacterial infection could present a serious adverse health consequence that could lead to life-threatening injuries and/or death. Consumers and user facilities should immediately stop using the product, quarantine it and return the affected product to the distributor.
[December 20, 2007 - Press Release - AM2 PAT, Inc]