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  • FDA Announces Recall of Lidocaine HCL

    Hospira, Inc. is recalling one lot of Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2%, 20 mg per mL, 5 mL single-Dose Vial, Preservative-Free (NDC 0409-2066-05; Lot 25-550-DD, Expiry 1JAN2015) to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of discolored product with visible particles in the solution as well as particulate embedded in the molded glass container. Hospira has identified the particulate as iron oxide.

    Check the lot numbers of your inventory to see if you have any affected product and contact Hospira or your dealer for instructions on exchanging the affected product.

  • FDA Announces Recall of Manual Resuscitators

    The FDA has released a notice of recall of Ventlab brand manual resuscitators due to a possibility the duckbill valve will stick. Thish can lead to complications including hypoxia in patients when the bag is used. Only a limited number of bags were affected, primarily those designed for pediatric use.

    If you have a Ventlab brand resuscitator in your office, contact the manufacturer to see if your bag is affected by the recall. They also have a full list of affected serial numbers and dates of manufacture available.

    For additional information, you can see the FDA's announcement here.

  • Latest FDA Recall

    Pharmaceutical manufacturer Hospira has voluntarily recalled one lot of Marcaine (Bupivacaine HCI Injection, USP) 30 ml, single-dose preservative-free vials due to reported visible particulates.

    The affected lot number is 33-545-DD.

    These are glass flip-top vials.

    For more information, contact Hospira or the FDA.