Hospira Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall For One Lot of Propofol Injectable Emulsion (Containing Benzyl Alcohol), Due To The Potential Presence of Visible Particulates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -NEW YORK, NY., August 22, 2022 Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Propofol Injectable Emulsion (containing benzyl alcohol), 100mL Single Patient Use Glass Fliptop Vial; lot EA7470, to the user level due to visible particulates observed in two vials during annual examination of retention samples.
Risk Statement: Patients receiving the impacted product have a remote probability of experiencing potential adverse events, such as 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, Pfizer 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.