April 26, 2013

Hospira Recalls One Lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 100 ML, Flexible Containers Due to Particulate

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 100 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7984-23. This action was due to a confirmed report where four separate particulate issues were identified in four individual flexible containers. The four single particles were identified as follows: polyester fiber, nylon fiber, cotton fiber and nitrocellulose fiber, respectively.

The product is used as a source of water and electrolytes and is packaged in a 100 mL flexible container, lot number 05-201-JT (the lot number may be followed by a -01). The affected product has an expiration date of May 1, 2013, and was distributed within the United States between May 2011 and August 2011 to wholesalers/distributors, hospitals and pharmacies.

Anyone with an existing inventory should stop use and distribution, quarantine the product immediately.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm349552.htm?source=govdelivery.