Insulin Syringes Recalled

InsulinQualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of two Accusure insulin syringes:

•1/2 cc, 31 G, Short Needle, Lot No. 6JCB1; expiration date, October
2011; NDC 0603-7001-21, distributed between January 2007 and June 2007
•1 cc, 31 G, Short Needle, Lot No. 7CPT1; expiration date, March
2012; NDC 0603-7002-21, distributed between May 2007 and June 2008

These syringes had needles that could have detached from the syringe. If a needle becomes detached from the syringe during use, it can become stuck in the insulin drug vial, push back into the syringe, or remain in the skin after an injection.
Consumers should stop using these syringes and should contact Qualitest (1-800-444-4011) for instructions on obtaining a replacement. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the FDA. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these syringes may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting
program by e-mail, regular mail, or fax.

Source: FDA, August 21, 2009