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ReliOn® Insulin Syringe Recall Lawsuit

On November 5, 2008 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in conjunction with Tyco Healthcare Group LP (Covidien) announced an urgent, nationwide recall of ReliOn sterile, single-use, disposable, hypodermic syringes with permanently affixed hypodermic needles due to possible mislabeling.

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.

What’s the problem?

During the packaging process for this lot, some syringes labeled for use with U-40 insulin were mixed with syringes labeled for use with U-100 insulin, then all packaged individually and in boxes as 100 units for use with U-100 insulin.

FDA Video: Recall of ReliOn Insulin Syringes

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.

Read the Full Transcript: Recall of ReliOn Insulin Syringes

What are the possible side effects?

The use of these syringes may lead to patients receiving an overdose of as much as 2.5 times the intended dose, which may lead to hypoglycemia, serious health consequences, and even death.

What lot numbers are affected by this recall?

The recall applies to the following lot number and product information:

  • Lot Number 813900

ReliOn 1cc, 31-gauge, 100 units for use with U-100 insulin

Only ReliOn syringes from this lot number and labeled as 100 units for use with U-100 insulin are the subject of the recall.

These syringes are distributed by Can-Am Care Corp and sold only by Wal-Mart at Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s Clubs under the ReliOn name. Wal-Mart requests that all users of ReliOn 31-gauge, 1cc syringes return those labeled as 100 units for use with U-100 insulin from Lot Number 813900 to their local Wal-Mart store or Sam’s Club pharmacy. Customers will be provided with replacement product.

Where you can find the lot number?

The lot number can be found on the back panel of the 100 count syringe carton, or on the white paper backing of each individual syringe “peel-pack”.

Where you can find the product identification number?

The product identification number can be found on the top panel upper right hand corner of the syringe box.

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.

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