Impact of EpiPen and EpiPen Jrs injectors recall

If you use an EpiPen, and it doesn't activate, call 9-1-1 right away.

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A serious warning for EpiPen users: Drugmaker Mylan are recalling some of their devices.

The FDA has a voluntary recall on 13 lots of their EpiPen and EpiPen Jrs. These devices may have a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate.

The 13 lots were distributed between December 17th, 2015 and July 1st, 2016.

One business owner told 22News his products have had to be recalled before, and understands the responsibility of letting customers know. “If it’s prescribed by a doctor, that doctor should have people’s emails – those who have an EpiPen – and they should be able to communicate with whom they write the prescription for. So anyone who gets a prescription should be traced through the technology,” said Michael of Shelburne Falls.

If you use an EpiPen, and it doesn’t activate, call 9-1-1 right away. Check your lot number.

Below is a list of the lots affected:

Product/Dosage NDC Number Lot Number Expiration Date
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 5GN767 April 2017
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 5GN773 April 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 5GM631 April 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 5GM640 May 2017
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 6GN215 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM082 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM072 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM081 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM088 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM199 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM091 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM198 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM087 October 2017