Friday, February 21, 2014

U-40 Insulin Syringes Recalled

Med-Vet International Issues Recall of 1/2-cc U-40 Insulin Syringes Due to Mismarked Syringe Barrels (1).  

On February 14, 2014 , Med-Vet International initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of 140 boxes of 1/2-cc U-40 insulin syringes (1). The syringes are incorrectly labeled as 40 units per 1/2-cc syringe, whereas they should be marked with only 20 units per 1/2 cc. Obviously, this could potentially result in a lower-than-prescribed dose of insulin being administered, and lead to relapse of signs of diabetes, as well as development of ketoacidosis.

Consumers who have these insulin syringes should quarantine all products subject to recall. In addition, if you, as the veterinarian, may have sold these syringes, please inform the clients at once about this product recall so they can change to another insulin syringe.

The following 1/2-cc U-40 insulin syringes have been recalled:
  • 140 boxes of 1/2-cc insulin syringe U-40 with 29g x 1/2” needle. Lot Number: 20120610
  • The product can be identified by Item number: MV1/2CCINS-40 or 1/2CCINS-40 by Oasis.
Med-Vet International is arranging for return of all recalled 1/2-cc U-40 insulin syringes. Consumers with questions may contact the company via telephone at (800) 544-7521 or via e-mail at

  1. FDA website ( Med-Vet International Issues Nationwide Recall of Veterinary 1/2cc U-40 Insulin Syringes Due to Mismarked Syringe Barrels

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