AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Patient, Health Professional
ISSUE: Hospira notified the public that last August it initiated a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 100 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7984-23. This action was due to one confirmed customer report where four separate particulate issues were identified in four individual flexible containers. The four single particles were identified as follows: polyester fiber, nylon fiber, cotton fiber and nitrocellulose fiber, respectively. Hospira is investigating to determine the root cause.
Affected lot number is 05-201-JT (the lot number may be followed by a -01). The affected product has an expiration date of May 1, 2013 and was distributed within the United States between May 2011 and August 2011 to wholesalers/distributors, hospitals and pharmacies.
If solution containing particulate matter is used on a patient, this may result acutely in local inflammation, phlebitis, and/or generalized low-level allergic response to the particulate and/or embolize to other organs in the body. Chronically, following sequestration, granulomatous formation in the lungs is possible.
BACKGROUND: This product is used as a source of water and electrolytes. Product was distributed within the following U.S. states: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.
RECOMMENDATION: Anyone with an existing inventory should stop use and distribution, quarantine the product immediately, and call Stericycle at 1-888-597-9582 between the hours of 8am to 5pm ET, Monday through Friday, to arrange for the return of the product. Replacement product from other lots is available.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm.
- Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form. Complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
To read the MedWatch safety alert and access the press release, click here.
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