Cardinal Health recalls 3.9M syringes

Cardinal Health is recalling more than 3.9 million units of syringes because of a compatibility issue. 

Cardinal Health sent a voluntary medical device product correction letter to customers of its Monoject 1 milliliter Tuberculin Syringe Luer-Lock Tip Soft Pack on Sept. 13. The potential issue is because the "syringe contains [a] conical tip that is not compatible with certain needleless IV connectors," according to an Oct. 13 post from the FDA.

The notice is not a product removal, Cardinal Health told Becker's

This is the third time a major medical supply distributor has recalled syringes in recent weeks. B. Braun Medical is recalling about 1 million syringes, and Fresenius Medical Care is pulling about 370,000 from the market. B. Braun's recall is because of a sterility issue, and Fresenius Medical Care's is because of a risk of "blood backfill leakage and foreign material."

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