Health Canada recalls Emerade epinephrine auto-injectors over possible device failures – CBC

May 7, 2023

Health Canada has issued a recall for Emerade epinephrine auto-injectors due to possible device failures.

“Return your Emerade auto-injector to your pharmacy for a suitable replacement as soon as possible,” the May 5 recall notice states. “If a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) happens before you can get a replacement, use your recalled Emerade and then seek emergency medical attention.”

The recall covers all 0.3 and 0.5 mg Emerade auto-injectors that were distributed in Canada between April 2022 and May 2023. The devices are made by Quebec-based pharmaceutical company Bausch Health.

Commonly known as EpiPens, which is a trademarked name from another company, epinephrine auto-injectors are primarily used to treat serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis, by quickly injecting adrenaline.

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