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L0203 - Needle containers, reusable
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Reusable container, used for the disposal of sharps waste (needles, lancets, scalpels, blades, small empty vials and ampoules, broken microscope slides…) with the exception of auto-disable syringes and long needles (e.g. for lumbar puncture).


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Technical specifications

  • Plastic container with handle and aluminium lid
  • Watertight and puncture resistant
  • Insertion opening with notch allowing to remove needles from Luer and Luer lock syringes using only one hand
  • Lateral emptying outlet
  • Internal closure system (rotating inner cylinder allowing to block the emptying outlet), lockable with padlock
  • Stable: can be set on a table or a trolley
  • Bracket with screws and anchors allowing it to be mounted on a wall (or a trolley)
  • Capacity: +/- 1.2 litre
  • Supplied with instructions for mounting and use.
  • International Bio-hazardous symbol
  • Height: 19.5 cm / Maximum width: 22 cm
  • Weight: ± 0.6 kg

Packaging & Labelling

Box of 2 containers

Instructions for use

Context of use

This container was developed by MSF for safe disposal of sharps waste in health settings.

A sharps pit is a necessary counterpart to the use of this container.

This container is not suitable for auto-disable syringes (as they are too large for the system), nor for contaminated waste (compresses...).

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MSF requirements

REUSABLE container, designed to prevent:

  • accidental needlestick injuries:
    • use of only one hand
    • lateral emptying outlet secured by internal closure system, preventing any contact with sharps waste while emptying
  • external contamination:
    • watertight in vertical position
    • puncture resistant
    • stable
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