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0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection 250 mL Voluntary Recall


On January 23, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice about a voluntary recall of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection 250 mL. This recall was issued because a human hair was found sealed in the bag at the additive port area.

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

This recall affects lot number 44-002-JT* exp. 08/2016. The lot number may be followed by 01 to 99. To find out if you have affected product, please check the lot number which is located on the back of the bag on the manufacturer’s label. If your product is not from lot number 44-002-JT, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from lot number 44-002-JT, please return it to the pharmacy that filled your prescription.

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please call your doctor.

CVS/caremark Response: Please note: This product is not carried by the CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacies.

If you are currently taking 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection 250 mL and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Hospira Medical Communications toll-free at 1‑800‑615‑0187 or visit You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit

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