August 26, 2021

FDA: Cardinal Health recalls Monoject Saline Flush Prefilled Syringes

By: Judy Mathias

Editors Note

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 23 identified the recall by Cardinal Health of its Monoject Saline Flush Prefilled Syringes as Class I, the most serious.

Cardinal Health is recalling three models of the syringes because the syringe plunger may pull air into the syringe after the healthcare provider expels the air.

Air injected into blood vessels can cause air embolisms, which can result in strokes or death.

To date, there have been 37 complaints. No injuries and no deaths have been reported.

Distribution dates for the syringes were July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2021.


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