Pfizer—EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors: Device Label May Stick to the Inside of the Carrier Tube, Potentially Delaying or Preventing Treatment

October 17, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In an October 2, 2018, Urgent Medical Device Recall letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Pfizer states that ingredients in the above heat wraps may leak, potentially leading to burns, blisters, and/or skin irritation on the wrap-applied area. Pfizer also states that the product label warns against use if the heat cell contents leak and/or the wrap is damaged or torn. Pfizer further states that Joint Therapy HeatWraps, 8-Hour, which are included in a bundle along with Muscle Pain Therapy HeatWraps, are not affected. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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