B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) is voluntarily recalling five lots of 0.9% Sodium Chloride for Injection USP 250ML in Excel within the United States to the hospital/user level. The voluntary recall has been initiated due to fluid leakage or low fill volume of the respective containers.
The biggest risk with a slow leak in any intravenous solution preparation is a break in sterility which poses a risk for the patient being exposed to a bacterial or fungal infection. There is a remote probability this could lead to bloodstream infection. B. Braun has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.