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Cardinal Health issues product recall for Jiangsu Shenli syringes contained within Merit Medical kits

Impacted Merit Medical kits are included within specific Cardinal Health Presource kits 

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 18, 2024 – In line with FDA’s ongoing communications regarding plastic syringes made in China, Cardinal Health has issued a product recall on plastic syringes manufactured by Jiangsu Shenli Medical Production Co. Ltd (Shenli) that are contained in Merit Medical (Merit) finished kits included as components in Cardinal Health Presource kits. In its communications, FDA has stated that these Shenli syringes lack FDA clearance. 

As a result, on May 28, 2024, Cardinal Health issued a voluntary product recall impacting Presource kits containing Merit finished kits with Shenli syringes. Customers who received the listed lots were instructed to:  

  1. QUARANTINE affected kits & ALERT their clinicians of this action. 
  2. AFFIX a WARNING LABEL to the front of each Presource kit so that it is clearly visible to clinicians, instructing them to remove and discard all syringes within the affected Merit kit in the Presource® product. 
  3. RETURN a copy of the enclosed Acknowledgment Form confirming their receipt of this action and the completion of labeling product via fax to 614.652.9648.  

Once the Shenli syringes have been removed and discarded per instructions above, the remaining Merit kit components remain suitable for use. 

Merit also recently issued its own voluntary recall pertaining to Shenli syringes. In light of this, Cardinal Health assessed the impact to Presource kits and expanded the list of impacted products. (Please download the complete list here.)

Our goal, always, is to provide safe, high-quality products, and we apologize for any frustration this issue has caused. 

If customers have additional questions related to this recall, please reach out to:  

  • Hospitals—Cardinal Customer Service at 866.551.0533 
  • Distributors—Distributor Management at 800.635.6021 
  • Federal Government facilities—Government Customer Service at 800.444.1166 
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