The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned people with diabetes who use insulin pens manufactured by Owen Mumford to check their pens are being recalled. If they have a pen from the list of affected lots, then they should stop using them and receive a replacement at the earliest opportunity.
Owen Mumford has initiated a voluntary recall of affected lots and this is due to a dosage fault with the pens which could lead to hyperglycaemia if an underdose of insulin is given.
The fault with the four specific pens Autopen Classic 1 unit pen, Autopen Classic 2 unit pen, Autopen 24 1 unit pen and Autopen 24 unit 2 pen, can cause the dose selector to suddenly revert to zero, which could lead to people receiving an underdose of insulin or no insulin at all.
The failure rate of these 4,290 devices that have been distributed in the UK is 42 per cent. To identify affected devices still within their packaging, look for the following packaging lot code on the outer carton.
For full details visit www.diabetes.org.uk