6 recent drug, device recalls

Here are six drug and medical device recalls the FDA recently reported:

1. Teva recalls 13 lots of fentanyl products

Teva Pharmaceuticals recalled 13 lots of fentanyl buccal tablets, a Type II substance, because of omitted safety updates on its medication guide, the FDA said April 28. No complaints about the label have been reported. 

2. Family Dollar recalls Advil

Family Dollar issued a recall of seven Advil lots because they were stored outside of temperature requirements. As of May 4, the company said it had received no consumer complaints or reports of illness associated with the recall.

3. Kramer Novis Pharmaceutical recalls some pediatric cough suppressants

Novis PR, which operates as Kramer Novis Pharmaceuticals, recalled one lot of its G-Supress DX Pediatric Drops, or cough suppressants, because the container included an "incorrect product," the FDA said May 19. The product was an anesthetic/analgesic not branded at Kramer. 

No adverse events or injuries have been reported. 

4. ICU Medical pulls replacement batteries from market

ICU Medical recalled 1,904 replacement batteries for three types of drug infusion systems because they do not last as long as they should. As of May 22, the FDA has received one report of an adverse event related to the recall. 

5. 570K breathing circuits, anesthesia kits recalled

Draeger Medical, or Dräger US, recalled more than half a million airway devices because of a manufacturing error that can lead to hypoxia and death, the FDA said May 24. The company reported no injuries or deaths related to this issue.

6. Nearly 3M COVID-19 tests recalled

SD BioSensor recalled more than 2.7 million at-home COVID-19 tests because of a possible bacterial contamination. The U.S. government has more than 2 million kits, CVS Health has about 500,000, Amazon has 22,000 and Pfizer has 306, according to the FDA. 

No injuries, adverse events or deaths have been reported as of May 25.

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