The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 24 updated its safety recall communication from November 6 to add to the voluntary recalls of saline and sterile water medical products associated with Nurse Assist, LLC. The FDA recall notice lists various water-based medical products manufactured by Nurse Assist, including saline and sterile water used for medical irrigation or flushing, sold under multiple brands.
Calling attention to how these products might not be sterile and potentially contaminated, posing serious infection risks, especially to vulnerable individuals like the elderly, critically ill, or those with weak immune systems, the FDA is warning against the use of these recalled products and is investigating reports of adverse events linked to them.
Some highlights of the recall notice are:
A table listing the affected products with pertinent information, including the Unique Device Identifier (UDI), is available on the FDA’s website. Note that the expiration date for all products is September 18, 2025, except for the ones under 1030A, which have an expiration date of September 18, 2028.Read More >>