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EpiPen Jr.
Published on Oct 9, 2018 12:06

Pfizer Canada has advised Health Canada that in a small number of cases some EpiPen and EpiPen Jr the auto-injector devices may not slide out of their carrier tube easily, or in the worst cases not at all.  Clearly this could delay or prevent emergency treatment.

Access this link for more detailed information. Canada GC Advisory re. EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

Another good source for information is from Food Allergy Canada: Food Allergy Canada re. EpiPen Advisor

Please make sure that families with children that use/carry the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr are aware of this advisory and check to see if their device is effected.

How you can check to see if your device is affected

  • * Check the expiry dates of your EpiPens – impacted devices have an expiry date from April 2018 to October 2019.
  • * Ensure your devices can be easily removed from the carrier tube.
  • * If you’re not sure if your devices have been impacted, ask your local pharmacist to examine them for you.
  • * Request replacement devices if required.