Wordwide EpiPen Recall Issued

EpiPen Recall Issued

The worldwide recall of EpiPens now extended to over 81,000 devices, including devices sold in the US

“The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency”

If you or a loved one use the life-saving allergy shot, EpiPen, you might want to check the lot number on the side of the box.

Generic drugmaker Mylan NV said on Friday that its manufacturing partner for EpiPen devices had expanded a recall of the life-saving allergy shot now to include the United States.

The announcement comes just a week after Mylan said it had recalled about 81,000 EpiPen devices in countries outside the United States following two reports of the company’s allergy treatment failing to work in emergencies.

“The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency (failure to activate or increased force needed to activate) and have significant health consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis),” company says in a statement.

According to Mylan in Friday’s announcement, the recall extends to Europe, Asia, North and South America. In the US the recall is for 13 lots (see below) of both the 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths of EpiPen Auto-Injector distributed between December 2015 and July 2016.

Customers can contact the company for a  replacement of both the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr at no cost. For information contact the company on Mylan.com/EpiPenRecall for updates on product return and replacement instructions.

Here is the list of U.S. Impacted Lots:

  • EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg – Lot number: 5GN767 – Expiration: April 2017
  • EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg – Lot number: 5GN773 – Expiration: April 2017
  • EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg – Lot number: 5GM631 – Expiration: April 2017
  • EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg – Lot number: 5GM640 – Expiration: May 2017
  • EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg – Lot number: 6GN215 – Expiration: September 2017
  • EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg – Lot number: 6GM082 – Expiration: September 2017
  • EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg – Lot number: 6GM072 – Expiration: September 2017
  • EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg – Lot number: 6GM081 – Expiration: September 2017
  • EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg – Lot number: 6GM088 – Expiration: October 2017
  • EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg – Lot number: 6GM199 – Expiration: October 2017
  • EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg – Lot number: 6GM091 – Expiration: October 2017
  • EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg – Lot number: 6GM198 – Expiration: October 2017
  • EpiPen 2-pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg – Lot number: 6GM087 -Expiration: October 2017

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