FDA alerts patients and health care professionals of EpiPen injector errors


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(WTAJ) – The food and drug administration issued a warning to EpiPen users experiencing auto-injection errors.

EpiPen 0.3 and EpiPen Junior 0.15 users could experience delayed or insufficient injections.

The FDA says removing the blue safety release with a sideways force could cause spontaneous activation.

Difficulties removing the device from a carrier tube have also been reported.

If you have similar issues with your EpiPen call 800-796-9526.

You can view the full release below.

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