YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY ARE IMPORTANT TO US. PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR OFFICES ARE OPEN, AND THAT YOU CAN CONTACT US FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME ANY TIME, VIA PHONE, CHAT OR WEBSITE CONTACT FORM.
Were You Negligently Injured? When You've Been Wronged, We Make It Right!

Nationwide Recall for EpiPen

If you own and use the life-saving allergy shot, EpiPen, it is imperative to check the lot number on the side of the box. Mylan, the manufacturer of EpiPens and EpiPen Jr. Auto-Injector, is calling for a voluntary, nationwide recall of specific models due to failing to work/activate properly and may not deploy medication effectively.

“The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency and have significant consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis),” the company announced in a statement last week.

The recall affects certain lots of the 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths of EpiPen Auto-Injector. However, none of the recalled lots include the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector, which is also manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner for the device.

The following is a list of U.S. Impacted Lots:

Product/Dosage

NDC Number on Carton

Lot Number

Expiration Date

EpiPen Jr. 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg

49502-501-02

5GN767

April 2017

EpiPen Jr. 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg

49502-501-02

5GN773

April 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

5GM631

April 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

5GM640

May 2017

EpiPen Jr. 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg

49502-501-02

6GN215

September 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM082

September 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM072

September 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM081

September 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM088

October 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM199

October 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM091

October 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM198

October 2017

EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

49502-500-02

6GM087

October 2017

Defective pens will be replaced at pharmacies throughout the country. Consumers must contact Mylan directly by calling (800) 796-9526 or emailing customer.service@mylan.com prior to obtaining a new pen. Both Mylan and the FDA insist that consumers keep their defective pens – in the event of an emergency – until they have received replacements since not every single unit from the 13 lots is malfunctioning.

If you suffered a serious injury due to a defective medical device or product, contact Simeone & Miller and request a free consultation.