We have received notification from Alphapharm (the company that distributes EpiPens) this morning that some batches of EpiPen 300 mcg (not the EpiPen Junior) are potentially defective.
Which EpiPens are affected?: Only some of the EpiPen 300 mcg (not the EpiPen Junior 150 mcg at this stage) with the following batch numbers (all expiry in April 2017):
How do I find the batch number?: It will be on the EpiPen box or on the pen itself (look where expiry date is)
What has occurred: According to the company, these particular EpiPens may have a faulty device such that it may not fire or added pressure is required to make the pen fire.
What do I do if I have an affected EpiPen 300 mcg: It is very important you return the EpiPen to the pharmacy and all affected stock must be replaced free of charge.