Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team
Epipen and Epipen Jr voluntary recall by Pfizer
Pfizer Canada, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling one lot of EpiPen auto-injector and one lot of EpiPen Jr. auto-injector following two international reports of the device failing to activate. At the present time, there have been no confirmed reports of device failures in Canada but a voluntary recall has been placed for safety reasons.
The affected lots are as follows:
Patients should be advised to contact their pharmacy to arrange return and replacement of their device as soon as possible. In the event of a life-threatening allergic reaction before a replacement device is obtained, patients should use their Epipen/Epipen Jr as directed and seek emergency medical attention immediately.
Full details of the recall can be found here.
If you would like to speak to a Family Health Team pharmacist regarding the voluntary recall please contact your regular clinic for assistance.
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