EpiPen recall: Some devices may fail to activate in an emergency


Some of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector products are being recalled due to a dangerous potential defect, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.

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EpiPen recall: What you need to know

According to a news release, 13 lots of the emergency allergy treatment may fail to activate properly because of a defective part. Officials say lots included in the recall were distributed in the U.S. between December 17, 2015 and July 1, 2016. The recall impacts the 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths.

Here are the specific product details:

If you have one of the affected devices, you’re urged to keep and use your current EpiPen until you receive a free replacement. Call Stericycle at 877-650-3494 to start the return process.

No further action is necessary if your EpiPen isn’t on this list.

If you have any questions about the recall, contact Mylan at 800-796-9526 or visit www.mylan.com/EpiPenRecall.

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