A Medical Device Daily

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals (Huntsville, Alabama) last week reported a national voluntary recall of its Accusure Insulin Syringes, 1cc, 28 Gauge l/2 Inch, distributed between October 2004 and June 2005.

In a statement, the company said: “There may be 1cc syringes which are mislabeled as 1/2 cc syringes on the plastic inner wrap holding 10 individual syringes, which could potentially result in confusion by the patient or caregiver, resulting in an incorrect dose or amount being administered.”

The product affected is identified specifically as “all lots” of NDC 0603-6996-21 Accusure Insulin Syringes 1cc 28 Gauge 1/2 Inch Boxes of 100.

The company said there have been no reported injuries but that consumers with the product “should immediately stop using” them and contact the company or return unused any syringes to the pharmacy where purchased.

The product was distributed to drug wholesalers/distributors and pharmacies within the U.S.

Qualitest said it has notified the FDA concerning the action as well as “all customers who received the product” and that it is arranging for return of the affected product.