Devices in opioid-prevention kits recalled

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Potentially defective parts of Naloxone kits distributed in New York are being recalled.

The MAD300 mucosal atomization device found in a number of Naloxone kits has been recalled by its maker, Teleflex Medical.

The kits contain materials to prevent opioid overdoses.

“Erie County first responders and residents who may possess the affected product should understand that the naloxone medication in the kits remains safe and effective,” Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein said. “Only the foam atomizer was recalled because of a potential defect.”

The kits containing the device have been received by programs across the state, including those in the Erie County Department of Health and its community partners.

The affected product was shipped from Teleflex starting at the first of the year, and was discontinued on October 6.

Burstein said, “Until the atomizers can be replaced by the manufacturer, please continue to use. However, the user should be aware that the medication distribution may not be as well dispersed and work as efficiently as intended.”

Local pharmacies may have options to replace the recalled atomizers. Most of them cost less than $10.

MORE | Information on the recalled atomizers can be found here.

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