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For all of our patients who have the EpiPen:

FDA alerts patients and health care professionals of EpiPen auto-injector errors related to device malfunctions and user administration

EpiPen 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may potentially have delayed injection or be prevented from properly injecting due to:

  1. Device failure from spontaneous activation caused by using sideways force to remove the blue safety release.
  2. Device failure from inadvertent or spontaneous activation due to a raised blue safety release.
  3. Difficulty removing the device from the carrier tube.

For more information: FDA alerts patients and health care professionals of EpiPen auto-injector errors related to device malfunctions and user administration