Voluntary recall of certain EpiPens
The FDA has issued a voluntary recall of certain EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. products. If you have one of the lot numbers identified by the FDA in the announcement below, bring the product to your clinic pharmacies for a replacement. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your clinic pharmacy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.
While the number of reported failures is small, EpiPen products that potentially contain a defective part are being recalled because of the potential for life-threatening risk if a severe allergic reaction goes untreated. Consumers should keep and use their current EpiPens if needed until they get a replacement. Consumers should contact Mylan at 800-796-9526 or email@example.com with any questions.
As stated on the product label, consumers should always seek emergency medical help right away after using their EpiPens, particularly if the device did not activate.
At this time, the 13 lots identified – distributed between Dec. 17, 2015, and July 1, 2016 – are the only EpiPen lots impacted by the U.S. recall. Consumers who have EpiPens from lots that are not included in this recall, do not need to replace their EpiPen prior to its expiration date.
|Product/Dosage||NDC Number||Lot Number||Exp. Date|
|EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg||49502-501-02||5GN767||April 2017|
|EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg||49502-501-02||5GN773||April 2017|
|EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg||49502-500-02||5GM631||April 2017|
|EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg||49502-500-02||5GM640||May 2017|
|EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg||49502-501-02||6GN215||Sept. 2017|
|EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg||49502-500-02||6GM082||Sept. 2017|
|EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg||49502-500-02||6GM072||Sept. 2017|
|EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg||49502-500-02||6GM081||Sept. 2017|
|EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg||49502-500-02||6GM088||Oct. 2017|
|EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg||49502-500-02||6GM199||Oct. 2017|
|EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg||49502-500-02||6GM091||Oct. 2017|
|EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg||49502-500-02||6GM198||Oct. 2017|
|EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg||49502-500-02||6GM087||Oct. 2017|