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COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT

ICU Medical, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP and 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP Due to Presence of Particulate Matter

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Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Animal & Veterinary
Drugs
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Due to the presence of particulate matter
Company Name:
ICU Medical, Inc.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
ICU Medical, Inc.
Product Description:
Product Description
Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP and 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP

Company Announcement

ICU Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICUI) is voluntarily recalling one single lot of Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP, and one single lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. The products are being recalled to the hospital level due to the presence of particulate matter.

Administration of a drug product that contains particulate matter could result in adverse events ranging from inflammation at the site of injection to more serious events that could include the formation of a blood clot obstructing the flow of blood which could lead to end-organ damage or death. To date, ICU Medical, Inc. has not received reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP and 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection are indicated for parenteral replacement of extracellular losses of fluid and electrolytes, with or without minimal carbohydrate calories, as required by the clinical condition of the patient. Intravenous solutions containing sodium chloride are indicated for parenteral replenishment of fluid and sodium chloride as required by the clinical condition of the patient. Product was distributed nationwide both by ICU Medical direct to customers and through medical distributors.

The affected product lots, manufactured in the U.S. for ICU Medical by Hospira, a Pfizer company in late 2017 and early 2018, are listed below:

NDC Number

Product Description

Lot Number*

Expiration Date

Configuration

Manufacture
Date

Distribution
Dates

0409-7953-
03

Lactated Ringer's
Injection, USP

84-603-FW

01-Dec-2019

500 mL Flexible
Container

December
2017

February 2018 –
June 2018

0409-7983-
25

0.9% Sodium
Chloride Injection,
USP

95-101-C6

01-May-2020

250 mL VisIVTM
Container

November
2018

December 2018
– March 2019

ICU Medical is notifying its distributors and customers of this recall by letter and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. Hospitals/distributors that have product that is being recalled should stop use/further distribution and return to place of purchase.

Customers with questions regarding this recall can call ICU Medical at 1-844-6547780 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these drug products.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  1. Complete and submit the report Online
  2. Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
1-844-654-7780
Media:
Tom McCall
949-366-4368
tmccall@icumed.com