BETHESDA, MD 14 May 2012—Citing overfill concerns, FDA and Hospira announced the recall of a single lot of hydromorphone injection packaged in Hospira's Carpuject syringe system.
The recall is for 2.5 mL cartridges of lot 07547LL that bear an expiration date of July 1, 2013, and have a labeled fill volume of 1.0 mL. The lot was distributed during September and October of 2011.
According to Hospira, the company has received two reports of cartridges that contained more than 1.0 mL of the drug.
Anyone who has the recalled medication should quarantine it and contact Stericycle at 888-912-7093 to arrange for the return of the product, according to Hospira.
Replacement product from other lots is available from Hospira. To order a replacement, customers should send a Drug Enforcement Administration Form 222 to the company at Hospira, 1635 Stone Ridge Drive, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083.
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