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BD Provides Update on Previously Disclosed Recall of BD Alaris System Hardware

This recall has been completed and FDA has terminated this recall.

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Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Medical Devices
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Hardware issues may cause the infusion pump to not operate as expected
Company Name:
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Alaris
Product Description:
Product Description
Alaris Infusion Pump

Company Announcement

Majority of June 30 Recall Designated as Class I Recall by FDA

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today provided an update on a previously announced voluntary recall of the BD Alaris™ System.

Three of the situations described in this recall, which BD announced on June 30, 2020, have been designated as Class I recalls by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means that there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. One of the situations was designated as a Class II recall, which means use of the product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.

This FDA classification does not change the guidance BD provided in the company's June recall announcement to customers.

BD initiated the voluntary recall to notify customers of the potential for four hardware situations that may result in the infusion pump not operating as expected. BD has provided instructions to correct and/or mitigate the situations. The four situations include:

  1. Damaged Inter-Unit Interface (IUI) Connectors (Situation 1 – Class I)
  2. Broken elements on Alaris™ Pump Module platen (Situation 2 – Class I)
  3. Improperly secured PC unit Battery (Situation 3 – Class I)
  4. Dim LED Segment(s) on the Alaris™ modules (Situation 4 – Class II)

Customers should review and follow the instructions in the recall letter: www.bd.com/en-us/support/recall-notifications/recall-notification-for-alaris-system-infusion-pump-hardware

Affected Products

Product Name Situation 1 Situation 2 Situation 3* Situation 4
Alaris™ System PC Unit Model 8000 X   X  
Alaris™ System PC Unit Model 8015 X   X X
Alaris™ Pump Module Model 8100 X X   X
Alaris™ Syringe Module Model 8110 X     X
Alaris™ PCA Module Model 8120 X     X
Alaris™ EtCO2 Module Model 8300 X     X
Alaris™ SpO2 Module Model 8210 and Model 8220 X     X
Alaris™ Auto ID Module Model 8600 X      

*Note: Since Situation 3 affects the batteries of the PC Units, it may cause power loss to any attached module.

Note that some affected devices may be branded under the CareFusion name. Customer inquiries related to this action should be addressed to BD's Recall Support Center at 888-562-6018 or SupportCenter@bd.com.

FDA MedWatch Reporting

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

About BD

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians' care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers' capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. For more information on BD, please visit bd.com.

Contacts:

Troy Kirkpatrick
BD Public Relations
858.617.2361
troy.kirkpatrick@bd.com

Tony Di Meo
BD Investor Relations
201.847.4166
Anthony_Di_Meo@bd.com

SOURCE BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
BD's Recall Support Center
888-562-6018
SupportCenter@bd.com
 
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