The Ministry of Health said a recall has been issued for EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto Injector, which are manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.
The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of the products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions, said the ministry’s Chief of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Services Gracia Wheatley-Smith.
She added that the devices may contain a defective part that can result in their failure to activate.
That, Wheatley-Smith said, may leave the products not being able to administer the medicine in the case of an allergic reaction emergency.
“Business-places that sell the pens are asked to discontinue the sale of the product with any of the affected lot numbers and to contact Mylan Specialty for further instructions,” the ministry said in a media release from the Government Information Service.
The following is a list of the affected products, Lot Number, Expiration Dates, and National Drug Code (NDC) Number:
The health ministry further said consumers who may have bought any of the EpiPens in the recall batches can contact Mylan Specialty at 1-800-796-9526 or firstname.lastname@example.org with their queries and concerns. They can also return the products to the place of purchase for a replacement, added the ministry. The lot number can be found on the side of the box along with the expiry date.
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