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1% Lidocaine HCl Injection 10 mg/mL 30 mL single-dose vials Class I Recall

02/26/2015

On February 26, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice about a voluntary recall of 1% Lidocaine HCl Injection 10 mg/mL 30 mL single-dose vials manufactured by Hospira. This recall was issued because a human hair was found attached to a vial stopper.

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 40-316-DK* exp. 04/16.The lot number may be followed by 01 to 99. To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number can be found on the right hand side of the vial label. If your product is not from lot number 40-316-DK, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from lot number 40-316-DK, 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: If you are currently using 1% Lidocaine HCl Injection 10 mg/mL 30 mL single-dose vials, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1-866-823-5184. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return and replacement of any affected product.

If you are currently using 1% Lidocaine HCl Injection 10 mg/mL 30 mL single-dose vials and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Hospira Medical Communications toll-free at 1-800-615-0187. You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit their Web site at www.accessdata.fda.gov.

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