Radiometer Arterial Blood Sampler (ICN 1238)

Important Customer Notice Recall

Ref: 2021/1238 ICN Number: 1238

NHSSC: 92

Alert:   

  • Radiometer has issued an urgent Field Safety Notice following discovery of a breach in the sterile barrier system of one sample during internal stress testing. Radiometer are withdrawing all lot numbers of these products.
  • A breach in sterility may result in a bacterial blood infection.

Products Affected:  

  • There are four products affected available via NHS Supply Chain:
NPC Description MPC Unit of Issue Supply Route
FWC139 Blood Gas Syringe Non Safety 1.5ml Self Filling Syringe with 22 gauge x 32mm Needle 956-525 Box 100 Stock
FWC151 Blood Gas Syringe without Needle 1.5ml Self Filling Syringe 956-518 Box 100 Stock
FWC152 Blood Gas Syringe Non Safety 1.5ml Self Filling Syringe 22 gauge x 25mm Needle 956-522 Box 100 eDirect
FWC153 Blood Gas Syringe Non Safety 1.5ml Self Filling Syringe 23 gauge x 16mm Needle 956-529 Box 100 Stock
  • The affected products are temporarily suspended from our online catalogue.
  • Please refer to the online catalogue and product listing for information on available alternatives.

Next Steps:

  • Share this notice with all within your organisation who may have received these products.
  • Stop using the affected products with immediate effect.
  • Complete and return the Acknowledgement form, page 3 of the Field Safety Notice and return to: service@radiometer.co.uk.
  • Contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor with full details of full and part boxes of the affected products in your possession.
  • Your Customer Service Advisor will advise you regarding disposal and manage the appropriate credit on your behalf.

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

Downloads ▼

  • 1238 Radiometer Field Safety Notice

    A PDF of the Field Safety Notice for ICN 1238.
  • 1238 Radiometer Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1238.

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