UPDATE 14.45pm 24/3/2017
After further consultation with the EpiPen distributors this morning, we have been advised that the batch affected by the recall is Lot 5FA665, with expiry dates of March, April, or May 2017.
If you have or if your child has an EpiPen 300 mcg with a Lot/Batch code beginning 5FA665 and with an Expiry date of March, April or May 2017, return it immediately to the pharmacy for a replacement.
The Anaphylaxis Campaign is aware an EpiPen from a recalled batch has been found in the UK. We are in constant communication with the UK distributors of EpiPen to get updates. Please read the vital message below.
If your/your child’s EpiPen matches one of the numbers below return it to your pharmacist immediately for a replacement. Please also take a photo of the affected EpiPen with the batch number showing and email it to us [email protected]is.org.uk.
Please remember to check the EpiPens that are held by your child’s school.
Affected batches that we are aware of:
5FA665G May 2017 (EpiPen 300mcg)
5FA665 April 2017 (EpiPen 300mcg)
5FA6651 April 2017 (EpiPen 300mcg)
5FA6652 April 2017 (EpiPen 300mcg)
5FA6653 April 2017 (EpiPen 300mcg)
We are awaiting a full list of the recalled batches from the distributors, and if there are more batches affected we will update you.
We believe this to be an isolated incident and understand that faulty EpiPens have not been directly distributed in the UK.
We will continue to keep you updated on this issue. If you have any queries please contact our helpline – 01252 542029, [email protected]