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:
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.