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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of September 26, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Paclitaxel Injection, 6 mg/mL, 50 mL Single Dose Vial, Rx only, antineoplastic/cytotoxic agent; Manufactured for Hospira, Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045, Product of Australia; N DC 61703-342-50
Recall Number D-1682-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info lot numbers Y096865AA, exp AUG 2013; Y106865AA, exp AUG 2013; Y116865AA, exp AUG 2013; Y126865AA, exp SEP 2013; Y136865AA, exp SEP 2013; Y146865AA, exp SEP 2013; Y156865AA, exp OCT 2013; Y166865AA, exp NOV 2013; Y176865AA, exp NOV 2013; and Y186865AA, exp DEC 2013
Product Distributed Qty 131,264 vials
Reason For Recall The affected lots of Carboplatin Injection, Cytarabine Injection, Methotrexate Injection, USP, and Paclitaxel Injection are being recalled due to visible particles embedded in the glass located at the neck of the vial. There may be the potential for product to come into contact with the embedded particles and the particles may become dislodged into the solution.

Event Detail

Event Id 62459
Product Type Drugs
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Hospira Inc.
City Lake Forest
State IL
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-06-27
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Nationwide, including Puerto Rico and Guam. Product was also distributed internationally to Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand and Vietnam