Lactated Ringers/5% Dextrose Recall [US]


US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Hospira recalls some Lactated Ringers/5% Dextrose Injection solution due to mold hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/haGMG

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm336959.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Drug Product is subject to this recall:

  • Lactated Ringers and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7929-09.

According to the FDA, the Drug Product is used as a source of water, electrolytes and calories or as an alkalizing agent and is packaged in a 1000 mL flexible container, lot number 05-019-JT, with an expiration date of May 1, 2013. The affected lot was distributed nationwide between June 2011 and January 2012 to wholesalers/distributors, hospitals and pharmacies. The FDA reports one confirmed customer report in which a “spore-like structured particulate, consistent with mold, was noted in the solution”.

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