Class I Recall: Becton Dickinson and Company (BD) Recalls SmartSite Syringe Administration Set Due to Risk of Leaks

PUBLISHED: Jul 1, 2019
Relevant to: All Healthcare Organizations

BD is recalling its SmartSite Syringe Administration Sets due to leaking of the sets which may result in under‐infusion of critical medications, delay or interruption of infusions, contamination of the fluid paths and/or health care provider exposures to hazardous medications. The infusion sets are intended to be used with the BD Alaris or Medley Syringe Pumps, Module 8110.

Delayed infusion or under-infusion of life-sustaining medications could result in serious adverse health consequences, particularly for very low birth-weight babies (micro-preemies). Additionally, contamination of the fluid path could result in an increased risk of infection for patients.

To date, BD has not received any reports of serious injury or death due to the malfunction of this device.

Recalled Product

  • Becton Dickinson (BD) SmartSite Syringe Administration Set
  • Model/Catalog Number: 10798696
  • Serial/Lot Numbers: 18046218
  • Manufacturing Dates: April 18, 2018
  • Distribution Dates: May 11, 2018 to September 14, 2018
  • Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 2,900
  • Date Initiated by Firm: February 22, 2019

On February 28, 2019, BD sent customers an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter. The letter instructed customers to:

  • Immediately review their inventory for products of the affected catalogue and lot number. Customers are instructed to destroy all products affected by this recall according to their institution’s process.
  • Share the recall letter with all healthcare staff who use this product within their facility to ensure that they are aware of this recall.
  • Complete the attached “Customer Response Form” to facilitate shipment of replacement product to the customer.
  • Report any adverse health consequences experienced with the use of this product to BD and to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

Customers who have questions or require additional assistance regarding this recall should contact BD’s 24-hour helpline at 1-888-812-3266 or email

Health care professionals and consumers may report adverse reactions or quality problems they experience using these devices to MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Health care professionals employed by facilities that are subject to FDA's user facility reporting requirements should follow the reporting procedures established by their facilities.

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