A Lot Of EpiPens Are Being Recalled Because Of A Potential Defect

A Lot Of EpiPens Are Being Recalled Because Of A Potential Defect

The Jr Auto-Injector expires in March 2017 and lot number 5GR765.

It is important that patients continue to carry their current EpiPen Auto-Injector until they receive a replacement device. For better designation the "adult" dose has a yellow label and the "junior" dose has a green label. The statement reads, "The incidence of the defect is extremely rare and testing and analysis across the potentially impacted lots has not identified any units with a defect".

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"The auto-injector device was not actually administering the epinephrine", said Nona Narvaez, the executive director of the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota. (0.15 mg) 2-packs shipped in the United States that are now included in a voluntary recall. No device failures have been reported in the United States. The company said it will replace pens from the recalled lots at no cost, and that people should keep the ones they have until they get their replacements.

About 15 million people have food allergies in the USA, and allergic reactions account for about 200,000 emergency room visits per year, according to Food Allergy Research & Education.

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The 13 lots identified and impacted by the US recall were distributed between December 17, 2015, and July 1, 2016, according to the FDA. Food and Drug Administration.

The company says that in total, more than 100,000 products that could be affected were distributed in Canada.

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