EpiPens Distributed in U.S. Recalled for Defect

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Tens of thousands of EpiPens distributed in the U.S. are being recalled because they don’t work.

Mylan announced the recall Friday as a result of two reports conducted outside the U.S. that found the device would not activate. The company said the malfunction is due to a defect in a supplier component.

“The recall is being expanded to include additional lots as a precautionary measure out of an abundance of caution,” a Mylan spokesperson said.

The defect could make it difficult for the EpiPen to work during an emergency.

Mylan said it will replace recalled devices free of charge.

To return your product, call Stericycle at 877-650-3494.

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SOURCE: WCVB-TV

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