Recall of Life Care Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc due to potential for leakage

Certain lots of several products in its Life Care line of flexible intravenous solutions are being voluntarily recalled by the Hospira Inc. due to the potential for leakage. The affected lots were originally distributed by Hospira from September 2013 through October 2014.

The recall is being done owing to re inspection in a manufactured lot. A single puncture mark was identified in the primary container which could result in leakage difficult to be identified. Although no adverse events have been reported but due to potential contamination, wastage and spillage of drug, inappropriate dosing and delay in therapy which has hazardous effects due to the leakage the lots are being recalled.

The root cause is identified as a defect in the conveyance system and corrective actions have been already implemented to avoid occurrence in future.