To all patients who have epinephrine auto-injectors or EpiPens at home: 

Please see the following alert from the FDA.

This is not a recall of the epinephrine injectors, just a caution to use them properly, and ensure you can remove the injectors from their sleeves.

  • There are a few units whose blue safety releases are slightly raised. These may activate prematurely. 

  • If the safety release is removed with sideways force, the unit may activate prematurely.  Remove the safety with vertical force.

  • Some units are difficult to remove from their sleeves.

Please click on the link below for more information.

FDA alerts patients and health care professionals of EpiPen auto-injector errors related to device malfunctions and user administration
For Life-Threatening Emergencies
Call 911

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