If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, you’ll want to know about this. French company, Sanofi, is recalling thousands of epinephrine injectors, which are used to treat severe allergic reactions, according to CBS News. The injectors may not deliver the correct amount of the drug.
What does the recall include? All Auvi-Q injections currently on the U.S. market, which translates to about 490,000 packs of the devices, which usually contains two injectors. According to company statistics, about 200,000 people use the drug in the U.S.
So far, the drug company has reported 26 malfunctions of the injectors, although none resulted in death, thankfully. In case you use Sanofi injectors, either call 1-866-726-6340 or visit their website on how to return the medication. And, of course, don’t forget to make sure to get a replacement epinephrine prescription in the meantime, as stated by a company spokesperson:
“As this is a life-saving device, it is important that consumers understand not only to return the recalled device, but to get a replacement epinephrine auto-injector first.”
We hope everyone stays safe and takes the necessary precautions.