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Mylan announces major EpiPen recall

Posted: 8:11 PM, Mar 31, 2017
Updated: 2018-12-13 14:55:57-05
Mylan announces major EpiPen recall

Meridian Medical Technologies, makers of the Mylan EpiPen, has announced it is recalling select batches of EpiPens due to a potential defect.

In a press release issued Friday, the company stated that the defect “could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency.”

The EpiPens were distributed to stores between December 2015 and July 2016, and contain expiration dates of April 2017, September 2017 of October 2017.

Mylan also warned EpiPen users to hang on to their defective devices until receiving a replacement, as there is a chance the devices could still work.

Generic EpiPens also produced by Meridian Medical Technologies are not affected by the recall.

Those affected by the recall will be given replacements free of charge. Anyone affected is to call Stericycle at 877-650-3494. Anyone with additional questions can call Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 or email customer.service@mylan.com.

A full list of products affected by the recall can be found below.

 

Product/Dosage

NDC Number

Lot Number

Expiration Date

EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg

49502-501-02

5GN767

April 2017

EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg

49502-501-02

5GN773

April 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

5GM631

April 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

5GM640

May 2017

EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg

49502-501-02

6GN215

September 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM082

September 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM072

September 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM081

September 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM088

October 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM199

October 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM091

October 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM198

October 2017

EpiPen 2-pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM087

October 2017

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.