Last Update: August 24, 2021
1:50 pm EDT
BD is committed to patient safety and customer satisfaction, and we are taking every step we can to address this situation as quickly as possible. Our goal is to meet the needs of all our customers to the best of our ability and limit the time to restock.
Below is more detailed information about each affected product with links to the BD website.
Product Situation/BD Response
Situation: On April 20, 2021, BD conducted a voluntary recall on certain lots of the BD ChloraPrep™ Hi-Lite Orange™ 26 mL Applicator (930815) in the United States and U.S. Territories. For more details on the recall and affected lot numbers, please view this customer letter.
To Check 3mL Product Lots with the New Tyvek Packaging, Here Are Two Options:
Please note SKUs ending with NS were not subject to the 3mL recall. BD is updating the packaging of these SKUs from paper to Tyvek packaging to ensure consistency across the portfolio. This will be a rolling change.
BD ChloraPrep™ 1 mL Supply Interruption:
BD Response: BD has identified various potential short-term options to help mitigate these issues:
August thru October substitution plan
November and beyond substitution plan
* The BD ChloraPrep™ swabsticks contain nonsterile solution.
For allocation planning, BD will be using a conversion calculator of 2 cases of BD ChloraPrep™ 1 mL to 1 case of BD ChloraPrep™ Swabstick.
If you currently purchase kits containing BD ChloraPrep™ 1 mL from third party suppliers, you should only expect minimal impact. It is important to note that your kitting partners may not be able to take on incremental demand of kits containing BD ChloraPrep™ 1 mL beyond your typical order volume.