Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Topics: 
Public Health
Release Date:
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 4:40pm

The public is notified that a recall has been issued for EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. Auto Injector manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.

Chief of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Services, Mrs. Gracia Wheatley Smith said that Meridian Medical Technologies is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of Mylan Epipen and Epipen Jr. Auto Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions.

Mrs. Wheatley Smith stated the devices may contain a defective part that can result in their failure to activate.  This she said may result in not being able to administer the medicine in the case of an allergic reaction emergency.

Business places that sell the pens are asked to discontinue the sale of the product with any of the affected lot numbers and to contact Mylan Specialty for further instructions.

The following is a list of the affected products, NDC Number, Lot Number and Expiration Dates.

Product/Dosage

NDC Number

Lot Number

Expiration Date

EpiPen Jr. Auto-Injector, 0.15mg

49502-501-02

5GN767

April 2017

EpiPen Jr. Auto-Injector, 0.15mg

49502-501-02

5GN773

April 2017

EpiPen  Auto-Injector, 0.3mg

49502-500-02

5GM631

April 2017

EpiPen  Auto-Injector, 0.3mg

49502-500-02

5GM640

May 2017

EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15mg

49502-501-02

6GN215

September 2017

EpiPen  Auto-Injector, 0.3mg

49502-501-02

6GM082

September 2017

EpiPen  Auto-Injector, 0.3MG

49502-500-02

6GM072

September 2017

Epipen Auto-Injector, 0.3mg

49502-500-02

6GM081

September 2017

EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3mg

4905-500-02

6GM088

October 2017

EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3mg

4905-500-02

6GM199

October 2017

EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3mg

4905-500-02

6GM091

October 2017

EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3mg

4905-500-02

6GM198

October 2017

EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3mg

4905-500-02

6GM087

October 2017

Consumers who may have bought any of the EpiPens in the recall batches can contact Mylan Specialty at 1-800-796-9526 or custumer.service@mylan.com with their queries and concerns, or return the products to the place of purchase for a replacement.  The lot number can be found on the side of the box along with the expiry date.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development remains committed to ensuring that all aspects of the environment with the potential to negatively impact health are managed efficiently, to enable all persons in the BVI to attain and maintain optimal health and social well-being.

Author

Natasha Lettsome

Marketing and Communications Manager
BVI Health Services Authority
Telephone: 852-7655
Email:  nlettsome@bvihsa.vg