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FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: January 2010

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McNeil has now applied broader criteria to identify and remove all product lots that it believes may be potentially affected, even if there are no consumer complaints about them.

The risk: The health effects of the compound believed to cause the symptoms have not been well studied. To date, all of the observed events reported were temporary and not serious.

Recommendations:

  • If you purchased a recalled product, stop using it.
  • Contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare at 888-222-6036 or at www.mcneilproductrecall.com6 for instructions on how to get a refund or replacement, and how to return or dispose of the product.
  • Contact your health care professional if you have medical concerns or questions.

Recall: Insulin Syringes

Nipro Medical Corp. has recalled all GlucoPro Insulin Syringes with expiration dates before 2011-11 (November 1, 2011). The recall does not include the GlucoPro syringe specific for use with the Amigo Insulin pump.

The risk: These syringes may have needles that detach from the syringe. The needles can become stuck in the insulin vial, push back into the syringe, or remain in the skin after injection.

Recommendations:

  • Stop using GlucoPro Insulin Syringes and return them to the place of purchase for reimbursement.
  • If you have questions, call Nipro Medical Corp. at 305-599-7174, ext. 249.

Recall: HAPPYTOT and HAPPYBABY Pouch Meals

Nurture Inc. has recalled selected varieties and date codes of HAPPYTOT Stage 4 and HAPPYBABY Stage 1 and Stage 2 pouch meals with date codes expiring between October 2010 and January 2011. The meals are packaged in plastic pouches with plastic caps (see photos7).
The recalled products (with UPC codes) are

  • HAPPYTOT Green bean, pear & peas, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00127 9
  • HAPPYTOT Sweet potato, carrot, apple & cinnamon, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00128 6
  • HAPPYTOT Spinach, mango & pear, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00129 3
  • HAPPYTOT Butternut squash & apple, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00130 9
  • HAPPYTOT Banana, peach, coconut & prunes, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00131 6
  • HAPPYTOT Banana, peach & mango, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00132 3
  • HAPPYBABY Mango, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00134 7
  • HAPPYBABY Spinach Mango Pear, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00139 2
  • HAPPYBABY Apricot Sweet Potato, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00136 1