Below, is a video published by the U.S. Food & Drug Adminsitration (FDA), which discusses the recalled lot of ReliOn disposable insulin syringes and warns consumers about the possibility of serious overdose that could lead to severe hypoglycemia or possibly death.
Covidien, formerly Tyco Health Care, has recalled one lot of ReliOn disposable insulin syringes because of mislabeling. Some of the U-40 syringes in this lot were mistakenly labeled as U-100 syringes. Patients using U-100 insulin could experience a serious overdose if they used one of these mislabeled U-40 syringes, and that could lead to severe hypoglycemia and possibly death.
The recalled lot is number 813900. These 1 cc, 31 gauge insulin syringes, which were mistakenly labeled U-100, were sold only by Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, under the ReliOn name, from August 1 to October 8, 2008.
FDA is urging healthcare professionals and patients to check their supplies of U-100 insulin syringes for the recalled products and not use them. The recalled syringes can be returned to Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club for replacement.
Do I Have a ReliOn Recall Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in defective medical device and product liability lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new ReliOn insulin syringe recall cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one have suffered any serious side effects including hypoglycemia or unfortunately died as the result of using the ReliOn insulin syringes, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.