Becton Dickinson Bard Safestep Huber Needle Sets (ICN 1093)

Important Customer Notice Field Safety Notice

Ref: 2020/1093 ICN Number: 1093

MHRA 2020/006/025/487/003
Recall Ref: 31


  • Through customer feedback, Becton Dickinson has discovered that the specific lots of BARD SafeStep™ Huber Needle Sets listed in Attachment 1 have the potential to develop cracks or breaks in the tubing near the Luer or Y site of the device.
  • If a crack or break develops there are potential health risks to the User including exposure to chemicals such a chemotherapeutics or biohazard material (e.g., blood) through leakage. A crack or break could result in potential blood loss, catheter occlusion, air embolism, under or interrupted infusion, or site contamination which could lead to infection.

Products Affected:

  • Please See our Downloads ▼ section to view the product listing for full details of these products which are all available via NHS Supply Chain’s eDirect route.
  • Please note only the batch numbers quoted in the Field Safety Notice are affected.

Next Steps:

  • Inspect your inventory, locate and quarantine any units of the impacted devices listed in Attachment 1.
  • If you have further distributed the product, please identify those facilities, notify them at once of this product removal and have them destroy any unused units of the affected product.
  • Destroy any unused units of the affected product.
  • Complete the customer response form on page 3, together with Attachment 1 on page 4, as applicable, indicating:
    the quantities destroyed OR
    that your organisation does not have any impacted units left in inventory.
  • Becton Dickinson confirm this field safety notice has already been shared with their customers, and that where required will exchange affected products direct with users.
  • If you have not yet done so please return the Customer Reply form urgently to

If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1093 Becton Dickinson Field Safety Notice

    A PDF document of the Field Safety Notice for ICN 1093.
  • 1093 Becton Dickinson Product Listing

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1093.
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