Smiths—Portex Pro-Vent and LineDraw Arterial Blood Sampling Syringes and Kits: Syringe Luers May Be Broken

January 22, 2020 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a January 7, 2020, Urgent Medical Device Recall Field Safety Notice letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Smiths states that the above syringes may have broken Luers. If the Luer breaks during blood sampling, the product would need to be replaced and may delay sampling; additionally, if the Luer breaks, blood spillage may occur that could potentially cause transmission of infectious agents. Smiths also states that it has received no reports of...

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