Pfizer Canada released an advisory notice regarding a manufacturing issue that may affect a very small quantity of EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® auto-injectors in Canada. The issue with these devices is that they may not slide out of their plastic carrier tube easily, which could delay or potentially prevent emergency treatment.
The problem is with the open rim of the plastic carrier tube, and not with the auto-injector itself. The devices impacted can be the EpiPen 0.3 mg or EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg doses with expiry dates up to and including September 2020. Please note that this issue impacts a very small number of devices, it is estimated to be 2 auto-injectors out of every 1 million.
Please read Pfizer’s notice for further information. This is not a product recall…
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