The MHRA have issued a National Patient Safety Alert around a BD range of giving sets and connectors and offered advice going forward.
Becton Dickinson (BD) have notified MHRA that the sterility of some of their devices cannot be guaranteed due to quality issues with their third-party sterilisation provider. BD is recalling all affected stock of the following products:
• Infusion sets for specific Alaris pumps
• Gravity infusion sets and connectors
Although the devices are likely to be sterile this cannot be guaranteed so there is a very small risk of infection from treatment with these devices. There will be supply disruption whilst BD transfer products to a new sterilisation provider.
Follow the link below for the full alert, and additional links;