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    Press Release: Faulty insulin pens recall

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    Press Release: Faulty insulin pens recall

    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Dec 24 2014, 10:15

    Hi folks,if you are an insulin user please click on the link below to make sure you are not affected by this.


    "People with diabetes who use insulin pens manufactured by Owen Mumford are today being warned by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to check if they have an affected lot. If they have a pen from the list of affected lots, then they should stop using them and receive a replacement at the earliest opportunity.

    Owen Mumford has initiated a voluntary recall of affected lots and this is due to a dosage fault with the pens which could lead to hyperglycaemia if an underdose of insulin is given.

    The fault with the four specific pens Autopen Classic 1 unit pen, Autopen Classic 2 unit pen, Autopen 24 1 unit pen and Autopen 24 unit 2 pen, can cause the dose selector to suddenly revert to zero which could lead to people receiving an underdose of insulin or no insulin at all."



    http://www.mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/Pressreleases/CON491141


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    Re: Press Release: Faulty insulin pens recall

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Dec 24 2014, 13:57

    Paul wrote:Hi folks,if you are an insulin user please click on the link below to make sure you are not affected by this.


    "People with diabetes who use insulin pens manufactured by Owen Mumford are today being warned by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to check if they have an affected lot. If they have a pen from the list of affected lots, then they should stop using them and receive a replacement at the earliest opportunity.

    Owen Mumford has initiated a voluntary recall of affected lots and this is due to a dosage fault with the pens which could lead to hyperglycaemia if an underdose of insulin is given.

    The fault with the four specific pens Autopen Classic 1 unit pen, Autopen Classic 2 unit pen, Autopen 24 1 unit pen and Autopen 24 unit 2 pen, can cause the dose selector to suddenly revert to zero which could lead to people receiving an underdose of insulin or no insulin at all."



    http://www.mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/Pressreleases/CON491141

    Thanks for spotting this Paul ..... it's very important to pass on this news to anyone who may use these pens.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Press Release: Faulty insulin pens recall

    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Dec 24 2014, 16:30

    Jan1 wrote:
    Paul wrote:Hi folks,if you are an insulin user please click on the link below to make sure you are not affected by this.


    "People with diabetes who use insulin pens manufactured by Owen Mumford are today being warned by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to check if they have an affected lot. If they have a pen from the list of affected lots, then they should stop using them and receive a replacement at the earliest opportunity.

    Owen Mumford has initiated a voluntary recall of affected lots and this is due to a dosage fault with the pens which could lead to hyperglycaemia if an underdose of insulin is given.

    The fault with the four specific pens Autopen Classic 1 unit pen, Autopen Classic 2 unit pen, Autopen 24 1 unit pen and Autopen 24 unit 2 pen, can cause the dose selector to suddenly revert to zero which could lead to people receiving an underdose of insulin or no insulin at all."



    http://www.mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/Pressreleases/CON491141

    Thanks for spotting this Paul ..... it's very important to pass on this news to anyone who may use these pens.

    All the best Jan

    It was a friend who kindly brought this to my attention so I could share this in case it applied to anyone reading. Wink

    Cheers

    Paul


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    Re: Press Release: Faulty insulin pens recall

    Post by AliB on Fri Dec 26 2014, 13:04

    Typical. I use the Autopen. Hunted high and low for the number - they don't make it clear where it actually is. It seems to be the part inside the body not outside. There is something stamped on it but can't make sense of it. Tried rubbing it with a pencil ans still can't make it out.

    So I'm none the wiser.

    Hoping after I finish fasting I might not need it any more anyway, but just in case, thanks for the heads up Paul.

    PS. I went on to the Mumford website to see if there were any clearer instructions. Absolutely nothing on there about the recall, or if there was it was extremely well hidden....
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    Re: Press Release: Faulty insulin pens recall

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Dec 26 2014, 17:21

    ..........guess the safest answer is - if in doubt go and see your pharmacist and get it checked.

    All the best Jan

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