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The B-D Needle Sharps Container is a leak-proof and puncture-resistant container designed for the disposal of used insulin syringes and lancets. The Container is a convenient and safe way to dispose of syringes and lancets that helps protect your family and the environment.
The container is specifically designed to hold both insulin syringes and pen needles, making it suitable for individuals who require insulin injections. It meets the necessary safety standards for sharps disposal. The container provides a convenient and hygienic solution for the proper disposal of sharps waste.
Use and Dosage
To use the BD Needle Sharps Container, Remove the lid of the sharps container by unsnapping or twisting it off, depending on the specific model. Carefully place the used needle or other sharps waste into the container. Make sure the sharp end is facing downward and fully inserted into the container. Do not overfill the container.
Once the needle is inserted, securely close the lid of the sharps container. Ensure that it is tightly sealed to prevent any leaks or accidental openings. Keep the sealed sharps container in a safe and secure location, out of reach of children and pets. Make sure it is stored upright to prevent any spills.
When the sharps container is full or reaches the recommended fill line, follow local regulations for proper disposal. Contact your local waste management or healthcare facility to find out where you can safely dispose of the full container.
Forms and Strength
Needle Sharps Container BD (Container - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Needle Sharps Container BD: 1.4litre
- No dose
- Do not overfill: Follow the recommended fill line or capacity indicated on the container. Overfilling may increase the risk of accidental needlestick injuries and compromise the integrity of the container.
- Do not force sharps into the container: Avoid applying excessive pressure or force when disposing of sharps. Jamming or forcefully inserting sharps may lead to container damage or potential exposure to sharps.
- Do not reuse the container: BD Needle Sharps Containers are designed for single-use only. Reusing a container may compromise its integrity and increase the risk of accidental needlestick injuries.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets: Ensure that the sharps container is stored in a secure location, out of the reach of children and pets. Sharps waste can pose a significant risk if handled improperly.
- Do not dispose of sharps in regular trash: Sharps waste should never be disposed of in regular household trash. It should only be placed in an appropriate sharps container to minimize the risk of injury to waste handlers and prevent environmental contamination.
- Follow local regulations: Be aware of and follow any local regulations, guidelines, or laws regarding the disposal of sharps waste. Different regions may have specific requirements for sharps disposal; comply with these regulations to ensure safety and proper waste management.
- Consider using a mail-back program: If available, consider using a mail-back program provided by BD or other authorized organizations. This can provide a convenient and safe method for the disposal of sharps waste, especially for individuals who require regular injections at home.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How should I dispose of used needles and other sharps?
Used needles and sharps should be placed in a proper sharps container. Do not throw them in regular trash or recycling bins.
Can I reuse a sharps container?
No, sharps containers are designed for single-use only. Reusing a container may compromise its integrity and increase the risk of needlestick injuries.
Can I dispose of other medical waste in a sharps container?
No, sharps containers are specifically designed for the disposal of needles, syringes, and other sharp medical instruments. Other medical waste, such as gloves, gauze, or medication packaging, should be disposed of according to local regulations for medical waste.
How do I properly dispose of needles in the BD Needle Sharps Container?
After using a needle, carefully place it into the BD Needle Sharps Container. Make sure it is fully inserted and cannot be removed. Do not overfill the container and follow local regulations for proper disposal.
It's important to purchase Needle Sharps Container BD from verified Canadian pharmacy.