Pfizer: Hospira Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall For One Lot of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP (containing benzyl alcohol), Due To The Potential Presence of Visible Particulate.

Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP (containing benzyl alcohol), 100 mL Single Patient Use Glass Fliptop Vial; lot DX9067, to the user level due to a visible particulate observed in a single vial during annual examination of retain samples.

Risk Statement: Patients receiving the impacted product are at risk of experiencing life-threatening adverse clinical effects including but not limited to: blockage of blood vessels, including decreased blood flow to the brain, heart attack, pulmonary embolus, and tissue necrosis. Hypersensitivity reactions and transmission of infectious disease can also occur.

To date, Hospira, Inc. has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot.

Propofol is an intravenous general anesthetic and sedation drug for use in the induction and maintenance of anesthesia or sedation. Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP is a terminally sterilized (TS) product. It is a sterile, nonpyrogenic emulsion containing 10 mg/mL of propofol suitable for intravenous administration supplied in a single patient use fliptop vial.

The NDC, Lot Number, Expiration Date, and Configuration details for Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP is indicated below. The product lot was distributed nationwide to wholesalers/ hospitals/Department of Defense in the United States from June 10, 2020 through June 26, 2020.

Products NDC Lot Number Expiration Date Presentation Configuration/Count
Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP 100 mL Single Patient Use Glass Fliptop Vial Vial:
DX9067 01 MAY 2023 1 g/100 mL, Single Patient Use Glass Fliptop Vial Case of 10 Units
Hospira, Inc., places the utmost emphasis on patient safety and product quality at every step in the manufacturing and supply chain process. Hospira, Inc. has notified direct consignees by letter to arrange for return of any recalled product.

Wholesalers or hospitals with an existing inventory of the lot, which is being recalled, should stop use and distribution and quarantine immediately. If you have further distributed the recalled product, to the wholesale or hospital level/institution, please notify any accounts or additional locations which may have received the recalled product from you. Hospitals/Institutions should inform Healthcare Professionals in your organization of this recall. For additional assistance, call Sedgwick Inc. at 1-800-805-3093 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Healthcare Professionals with questions regarding this recall can contact Pfizer using the below information.

Contact Center Contact Information Area of Support
Pfizer Medical Information 1-800-438-1985, option 3 (8am to 9pm ET Monday through Friday)
For medical questions regarding the product
Pfizer Drug Safety 1-800-438-1985, option 1
(24 hours a day; 7 days a week)
To report adverse events and product complaints

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.