Monday, January 25, 2010

GlucoPro Insulin Syringes Voluntarily Recalled

A voluntary nationwide recall of all GlucoPro Insulin Syringes (Nipro Medical Corporation) is now proceeding according to the FDA.

The alert sent Friday from MedWatch, the FDA's safety information and adverse event reporting program, notes that syringes may have needles that detach from the syringe.

"If the needle becomes detached from the syringe during use, it can become stuck in the insulin vial, push back into the syringe, or remain in the skin after injection," the FDA states.

To date, no injuries have been reported, the manufacturer states in a written release.

The recall includes all product codes and lot numbers with expiration dates before 2011-11 (November 1, 2011). The syringes were distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The manufacturers are recommending that consumers who have these syringes stop using them and return them to the seller for reimbursement.