Cardinal Health Recalls Monoject Disposable Syringes for Incompatibilities with Syringe Pumps
FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is sharing news of this recall to alert veterinarians who may be using this product.
In June 2023, Cardinal Health began distributing Monoject syringes branded as “Cardinal Health Monoject syringes.” These new syringes differ from the previously branded “Covidien Monoject syringes” as they have different dimensions.
The affected Cardinal Health Monoject syringes should not be used with syringe pumps. The dimensional changes made to the affected Cardinal Health Monoject syringes when used with syringe pumps may result in pump performance issues such as overdose, underdose, delay in therapy, and delays in occlusion alarms.
Cardinal Health has received 15 reports of delayed therapy due to syringe infusion pumps not recognizing syringes, and 13 reports of inaccurate volume/rate dispensing, including some injuries. Cardinal Health has not received any reports of patient death.