Ohio Product Recall News: Sanofi Recalls All Auvi-Q Injectors, Hundreds of Thousands at Risk

October 31, 2015

This week, French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis recalled hundreds of thousands of epinephrine auto-injectors due to a risk of incorrect dosing.  Readers are urged to alert friends and loved ones who may be in possession of an epinephrine injector to review the recall details and exchange their defective units. 

The Auvi-Q Recall

In a press release posted to the FDA’s website on Wednesday, Sanofi U.S. announced that all of its Auvi-Q devices currently on the market may deliver an incorrect dose of epinephrine when used.  The Auvi-Q unit is intended to be used to deliver a dose (either .15 mg or .3 mg) of epinephrine to individuals experiencing a serious allergic reaction.  In some instances, a serious allergic reaction can be life-threatening, and therefore many individuals count on their epinephrine injectors as potentially life-saving devices.  But if an individual receives an incomplete or incorrect dose, disaster can result.

The Auvi-Q recall applies to all Auvi-Q, which is distributed and sold throughout the U.S. and Ohio.  Sanofi-Aventis also recalled Allerject injectors, the company’s Canadian-marketed epinephrine auto-injectors, due to the same risk of incorrect dosing.

Spread the Word about the Auvi-Q Recall

Thus far, Sanofi has received more than two dozen reports of suspected malfunctions, and with hundreds of thousands of units still in consumers’ hands we may see more incidents in the coming weeks and months.  If you know someone with a severe allergy who carries, or may carry, an Auvi-Q auto-injector, direct them to the FDA’s website for more information on protecting themselves from this defective product.

Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA—Ohio Product Recall Lawyers

From auto-injectors to automobiles, consumers, patients, and drivers have a right to expect that the products they use will be reasonably safe and free of defects.  If you or a loved one is injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation.  Contact an Ohio product recall lawyer at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA to discuss your claims.

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