Medical, Lab & IT Equipment Benchmarking & Analytics

Medical, Lab & IT Equipment Benchmarking & Analytics

November 08, 2023

Market Alerts

FDA Announces Voluntary Recall of Sterile Water and Saline from Nurse Assist

This is to make you aware of a recent FDA announcement of a voluntary recall of sterile water and saline for irrigation produced by Nurse Assist, LLC. Products included in the Nurse Assist recall are a range of bottled solutions and pre-filled syringes from the following suppliers: Cardinal, Covidien, Halyard Owens Minor, Idexx, Mac Medical, McKesson, Medichoice Owens Minor, Medline, Nurse Assist, Stericare, SOL, Trudell, and Vyaire. The FDA announcement includes a complete list of recalled SKUS, here is the full announcement on the FDA website. The key points listed by the FDA include:

  • Users of these products should halt use and contact their distributor, or Nurse Assist for return and replacement information. Be aware that recalled products may be included as part of a kit.
  • If you have questions, contact Nurse Assist by phone at 800-649-6800 or by e-mail at
  • Report any problems with saline and sterile water medical products by Nurse Assist to the FDA.

If your hospital is being impacted by the recall, in addition to contacting your distributor or Nurse Assist, it may be prudent to accelerate procurement of non-recalled products to offset the shortage due to the recall. It is not certain how long the recall is expected to impact availability of sterile solutions.

Please contact Miga if you need any additional information or assistance locating an alternative supply of sterile solutions.

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