Numerous types of blood sets available across the country between July 2011 and this past February are being recalled by Hospira because of an issue that could prompt a delay in necessary therapy. The items, which are needed for the delivery of blood in certain patients, can see the puncture pins inappropriately cutting through the outer walls. Were this to occur, it can cause the blood to emanate from the bag and not get to the patient as needed. Various instances of this situation have already been reported, including one instance in which the attendant delay in therapy may have contributed to a fatality. The company is recommending that particular attention be paid to usage of the puncture pin so that the hazard doesn’t present itself.
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