Device used to administer naloxone recalled for faulty spray

The affected devices may administer a stream of the opiate overdose reversal drug instead of a spray, making it ineffective

warren ohio heroin overdoses trumbull county

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The maker of the nasal spray device used to administer naloxone, the opiate overdose reversal drug, issued a recall of the product due to the risk of serious injury or even death.

Teleflex Medical is recalling 32 lots sold after January 1. It says they may deliver a stream of the naloxone instead of a spray, making the drug less effective.

Teleflex says there is nothing wrong with the drug itself, but the MAD300 nasal atomizer used to administer the drug is defective.

The recalled item was put into Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) kits distributed by the Ohio Pharmacy Service Center. Local police departments use the kits when responding to overdose cases.

Organizations and individuals in possession of naloxone should check the lot numbers to identify those that are recalled:

  • 160108
  • 160231
  • 160440
  • 160708
  • 160117
  • 160300
  • 160500
  • 160718
  • 160126
  • 160313
  • 160518
  • 160728
  • 160145
  • 160327
  • 160602
  • 160800
  • 160146
  • 160400
  • 160611
  • 160804
  • 160200
  • 160409
  • 160621
  • 160814
  • 160219
  • 160422
  • 160631
  • 160816
  • 160225
  • 160432
  • 160701
  • 160823

Affected products should be returned to where they were purchased or acquired.

Anyone with questions can call the toll-free hotline 1-844-364-4063.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s