Recall: Lactated Ringers and 5 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 ML, Flexible Containers Due to Non-Sterility

January 31, 2013

Hospira, Inc. is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Lactated Ringers and 5 percent Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7929-09.

This action is due to one confirmed customer report where a spore-like structured particulate, consistent with mold, was noted in the solution. Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot, and has not identified any quality issues with retention samples for this lot. If contaminated solution is used on a patient, this may cause thrombosis, phlebitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock and/or endocarditis, or result in a fatal infection in a broad array of patients. 

Read the FDA MedWatch Report to learn more.

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