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BD Syringes Voluntary Recall

May 4, 2018

On May 4, 2018, BD issued a voluntary recall of BD PosiFlush™ and BD™ Pre-Filled Normal Saline Syringes. This recall was issued because the syringes may be contaminated with bacteria.

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

A complete list of affected products and lot numbers is provided here:

To see if you have affected product, please check the catalog reference number and the lot number. These can be found on the manufacturer’s carton by the barcode and on the manufacturer’s label on the syringe. If your product is not from one of these affected lots, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from one of these affected lots, please contact the pharmacy that filled your prescription.

You may also visit and enter the catalog number and lot number to see if you have affected product.

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product or if you do not know if you used affected product or not. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please contact your doctor.

CVS Caremark Response: If you are currently using BD PosiFlush and BD Pre-Filled Normal Saline Syringes, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1-866-823-5184. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return and replacement of any affected product.

If you are currently using BD PosiFlush and BD Pre-Filled Normal Saline Syringes and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call the BD Urgent Product Recall Line toll-free at 1-866-660-8973 or visit You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO‑FDA (1‑888‑463‑6332) or visit

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