I.V. Flush Syringes by Nurse Assist: Recall – Potential Link to Burkholderia Cepacia Bloodstream Infections
There has been a voluntary recall of I.V. syringes by Nurse Assist due to a possible link to an infection name Burkholderia cepacia. According to the CDC, this infection can cause serious respiratory infections, especially in patients that have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. This voluntary recall occurred when Nurse Assist become aware of patients developing Burkholderia cepacia after receiving saline flushes from their I.V. syringes.
The lots being recalled were distributed between February 2, 2016 and September 30, 2016.
Read the MedWatch safety alert, including a link to the press release, at:
If you have been diagnosed with Burkholderia cepacia after receiving a saline flush from a Nurse Assist I.V. syringe between February 2, 2016 and September 30, 2016, please contact our experienced product liability lawyers today.