Recall of some EpiPen 300 mcg due to faulty device – the EpiPen may not work

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):

  • 5FA665
  • 5FA6651
  • 5FA6652
  • 5FA6653

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.