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Field Safety Notice Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Plastipak™ Syringe, 20 ml (ICN 1591)

Important Customer Notice Field Safety Notice

Ref: 2022/1591 ICN Number: 1591


  • Becton Dickinson UK Ltd (BD) has issued an advisory product notification for lot number 2106055 of BD Plastipak™ 20 mL syringe due to incorrect primary packaging labelling.
  • BD has become aware that a percentage of BD Plastipak™ Syringe (catalogue number/REF: 300613, lot number 2106055, 20 mL syringe) have the potential to be mislabelled as a BD Plastipak™ 50 mL Catheter Tip Syringe (catalogue number/REF: 300867) on the primary packaging label.
  • The expiry date and lot information on the affected packaging is listed correctly. All other levels of packaging correctly identify the product as BD Plastipak™ Syringe (catalogue number/REF: 300613, lot number 2106055, 20 ml syringe).
  • The sterility of the device is not compromised.

Products Affected:

  • There is one NHS Supply Chain product code affected:
NPC Product Description Supplier Code/ MPC Affected Lot
FWC021 Hypodermic Syringe 20ml Luer Slip Eccentric Clear plunger Sterile 300613 2106055
  • No other product codes or lot numbers are affected.

Next Steps:

  • Follow the instructions in the Field Safety Notice. See our Downloads ▼ section
  • Circulate the notice to all within your organisation who may use the affected product.
  • Complete and return the Customer Reply Form on page 4 of the Field Safety Notice to as soon as possible. It is important you return this form even if you no longer use the product.
  • If you experience this mislabelling with the BD Plastipak™ Syringe, please report to your local BD representative.

If you have any further questions, please contact, your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1591 Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Field Safety Notice

    A PDF of the Field Safety Notice for ICN 1591.