The following faulty insulin pen injection devices are being recalled: Owen Mumford Autopen® Classic (1 unit 3ml), 1-21 units. Product code: AN3810. Affected lots: CJF, DBR, DEX, DMP, DND BRG and CCW.
The manufacturers warn that the affected devices may fail to correctly dispense insulin.
Autopen Classic (1 unit 3ml) devices are the only devices affected and are specifically for use with Eli Lilly and Wockhardt UK insulin cartridges. Affected devices have been supplied in the UK since February 2008.
The warning is aimed at pharmacists, healthcare professionals and in those purchasing, supplying and using these devices.
For more information, visit the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency website.
Additional information for patients
If you use insulin pens, always ensure that you prime your insulin device prior to every injection. The instruction booklet for your device will tell you how to do this.
If your device fails to prime, contact your nurse, doctor, pharmacist for advice and seek a replacement device.