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22nd Mar 2017

Life-saving EpiPens recalled due to injector defect

Niamh Maher

People are being advised to check the lot number.

The Health Products Regulatory Authority is recalling a batch of EpiPens due to a defect with the injector, the pens are used for the emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions.

Anyone who has an EpiPen for their own use, or for someone in their care, is urged to check for lot number 5FA665G – and to ensure affected pens are immediately replaced.

Lot 5FA665G includes a total of 998 EpiPens supplied to the Irish market.

It is estimated that the defect is associated with only a small percentage of pens in the lot.