250 Million Accusure Insulin Syringes Recalled

By: AP
By: AP
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An Alabama company is recalling about 250 million Accusure insulin syringes it has distributed nationwide since January 2002.

Huntsville-based Qualitest Pharmaceuticals says it's received about four complaints related to the needle detaching from the syringe, but no reports of injuries.

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

The recall includes all Accusure insulin syringes, regardless of lot number. They were distributed from January 2002 to October 2009 to wholesale and retail pharmacies nationwide and in Puerto Rico.

The recalled syringes come from multiple manufacturers.

Consumers who have these products should stop using them and contact the company at 800-444-4011 for more information. Adverse reactions can be reported to the Food and Drug Administration at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.

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