Product recalls: Accusure insulin syringes
The following recall has been announced:
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling two lots of Accusure insulin syringes because the products’ needles can detach from the syringes. When the needle becomes detached from the syringe during use, it can become stuck in the insulin vial, push back into the syringe, or remain in the skin after an injection, the Huntsville, Ala., company said.
The company is aware of three complaints, including reports of the needle sticking in the skin after the insulin was administered and the needle sliding back into the syringe, spokeswoman Julie Schwarz said.
The recall involves Accusure Insulin Syringes (1/2 cc - 31 G - Short Needle) with lot number 6JCB1 and NDC 0603-7001-21. This lot was distributed between January and June 2007 to wholesalers and retail pharmacies nationwide and in Puerto Rico.
Also recalled are Accusure Insulin Syringes (1 cc - 31 G - Short Needle) with lot number 7CPT1 and NDC 0603-7002-21. This lot was distributed between May 2007 and June 2008 to wholesalers and retail pharmacies nationwide and in Puerto Rico.
The lot number can be found on the white paper backing of each individual syringe. Consumers who have these products should stop using them and contact the company at 800-444-4011 for product replacement instructions. Adverse reactions can be reported to the Food and Drug Administration at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.