Medical Device Alert: Alaris® SmartSite® needle-free valve manufactured by CareFusion (MDA/2014/017)

Risk of disconnection or inability to disconnect from the SmartSite could result in delay to treatment due to:
air entering the fluid path
replacement of a central catheter or PICC
under-delivery and leakage of medication.


Quarantine affected lot numbers of SmartSite as listed in the Field Safety Notice.

Follow instructions in the FSN including returning verification form to CareFusion.

Ensure all users are aware of manufacturer's Field Safety Notice

Arrange for replacement devices.

Action by

All those responsible for the use, purchase, supply and distribution of these devices.

Complete Notice HERE



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