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Class 2 Device Recall Forteo teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection starter kits

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 Class 2 Recall
Forteo teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection starter kits
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Date Posted May 12, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated on August 30, 2011
Recall Number Z-2191-2011
Recall Event ID 58219
Product Classification Lubricant, Patient - Product Code KMJ
Product Forteo [teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection] black starter kits containing Triad alcohol pads. The starter kits look like insulated lunch boxes and contain alcohols pads, needles, instruction guides, and freezer gel packs. Note: the kits do not contain the drug, Forteo. Intended use: Travel starter kits to hold the drug Forteo and supplies needed to deliver the subcutaneous injection.
Code Information This product is not lot coded and does not have an expiration date. The kits sucject to this recall were distributed between March 2008 and June 2009. Individuals who receive Forteo therapy are generally prescribed for a period of two (2) years.
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Eli Lilly and Company
1555 S. Harding/Lilly Corporate Center
Drop Code 2622
Indianapolis, Indiana 46285-0001
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Eli Lilly and Company announced 3/17/2011 that patients should not use the alcohol prep pads made by the Triad Group that are contained in the black starter kits for Forteo [teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection] in the United States.The Tri-ad Group is recalling the alcohol prep pads due to potential contamination with the bacteria, Ba-cillus cereus, which could result in life threatening infecti
FDA Determined
Cause 2
COMPONENT CONTROLS (GMP - GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE): Material/Component Contamination
Action The firm, Eli Lilly and Company, sent two letters entitled "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL TRIAD GROUP ALCOHOL PREP PADS INCLUDED IN FORTEO STARTER KITS ALL ALCOHOL PREP PAD LOTS" to its customers. The first letter was dated March 18, 2011 and second follow-up letter was dated March 28, 2011. The letters described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to examine their inventory of Forteo starter kits; if they have any Forteo starter kits with a black bag, remove and appropriately discard the Triad Group alcohol prep pads; discontinue providing the product with the starter kits; inform any patients that may have received Forteo starter kits containing the Triad Group alcohol prep pads to discontinue use; note: after removing the Triad Group alcohol prep pads, all other components of the Forteo starter kits are acceptable for use: travel bag, pen case, gel packs, needles and instructional materials, and complete and return the enclosed business reply card. "It is important to note that this recall does not affect or involve the Forteo delivery device." For questions pertaining to the recall, contact Triad Group at 262-538-2900. (Please refer to the Triad Group press release issued on January 5, 2011 on the FDA website.) If you have product specific medical questions related to Forteo please call 1-800-LILLYRX.
Quantity in Commerce approximately 47,000 kits
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries of: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovak Republic, and Switzerland.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

 
1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
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