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Lactated Ringers Voluntary Recall


On March 12, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of Lactated Ringer's Irrigation 3000 mL flexible container bags manufactured by Hospira, Inc. This recall was issued because of reports of mold particles floating in the solution of the primary container.

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 40-008-JT exp. 04/01/16. To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number can be found on the upper left hand corner of the bag above the manufacturer’s label. If you product is not from lot number 40-008-JT, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is lot number 40-008-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 CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacies.

If you are currently using Lactated Ringer's Irrigation 3000 mL flexible container bags 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 their Web site at

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