Intravenous products: FDA report “Hospira, Inc. notified healthcare professional of a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7983-09. This action is due to one confirmed customer report where brass particulate was identified in the primary container in the form of several small grey/brown particles. The affected lot number is 25-037-JT (the lot number may be followed by a -01 or -90), with an expiration date of January 1, 2015. Hospira is investigating to determine the root cause.
The brass particulate was identified as containing copper, zinc and lead. If administered, solution containing brass particulate may result in occlusion of small blood vessels. In a worst-case scenario, copper toxicity may potentially result in hemolysis and liver toxicity, including hepatic necrosis which may be fatal.”