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Hospira recalls Lactated Ringer’s Irrigation over risk of contamination

Posted on March 19, 2015 4:18 pm under Defective medical products

Hospira is recalling one lot of its Lactated Ringer’s Irrigation products after learning that they could have been contaminated with a floating particulate matter, posing adverse, possibly even life-threatening health complications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported on March 11.

The affected Lactated Ringer’s Irrigation is packed in four 300 mL container bags per carton. Recalled products have an NDC of 0409-7828-08, a Lot of 40-008-JT, and an expiration date of 1APR2016. When used, contaminated solution could cause bacteremia, septic shock, and endocarditis, all of which might result in death if left untreated.

Hospira is contacting all of the affected consumers, distributors, and medical facilities. Anyone with the affected product should quarantine it immediately and contact the company for product return.

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