Monday, November 10, 2008

Relion Syringe Recall

From the FDA:

FDA is urging patients and health care professionals to check packaging carefully for syringes labeled as 100 units for use with U-100 insulin from lot number 813900.

The recall applies to the following product information:
-- ReliOn 1cc, 31-gauge, 100 units

The syringes were distributed by Can-Am Care and sold only at Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Clubs.

Recalled syringes should be returned to a local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club pharmacy for a replacement.

Consumers and health care professionals who suspect they have the recalled product are asked to call toll-free at (866) 780-5436 or go to

The Tyco Healthcare Group LP (Covidien) is recalling ReliOn brand syringes because they may lead to patients receiving an overdose of as much as 2.5 times the intended dose. An overdose of insulin can lead to hypoglycemia, serious health consequences, and even death.