The company informed users that they should not use the affected needles if the safety cap is not in place, due to a risk of needle stick injury. Sterility of the needle may be compromised as well if the packaging is punctured, according to the safety notice.
Wayne, Pa.-based Teleflex told users to identify affected devices and check that the safety cap is attached to the needle. If the cap is not in place, users are urged to dispose of devices in line with their local procedures, then contact Teleflex to have their account credited.
Teleflex listed the deadline to get actions underway for Jan. 14, 2020 and told users to complete their actions by Jan. 28, 2020.
The Arrow EZ-IO needle set is designed for intraosseous access anytime in which vascular access is difficult to obtain in emergent, urgent or medically necessary cases.