Diabetes Alert: Owen Mumford Insulin Pens Recalled

The following notice has been issued by the MHRA:

Faulty insulin pens recall

People with diabetes who use insulin pens manufactured by Owen Mumford are today being warned by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to check if they have an affected lot. If they have a pen from the list of affected lots, then they should stop using them and receive a replacement at the earliest opportunity.

Owen Mumford has initiated a voluntary recall of affected lots and this is due to a dosage fault with the pens which could lead to hyperglycaemia if an underdose of insulin is given.

The fault with the four specific pens Autopen Classic 1 unit pen, Autopen Classic 2 unit pen, Autopen 24 1 unit pen and Autopen 24 unit 2 pen, can cause the dose selector to suddenly revert to zero which could lead to people receiving an underdose of insulin or no insulin at all.

The failure rate of these 4,290 devices that have been distributed in the UK is 42%. To identify affected devices still within their packaging, look for the following packaging lot code on the outer carton.

Packaging   lot code

Product   code

Product   name

7VJ

AN3810

3ml 1   Unit Autopen Classic

7WB

AN4200

Autopen   24 3ml 2 Unit

7WC

AN4210

Autopen   24 3ml 1 Unit

7WD

AN3800

3ml 2   Unit Autopen Classic

8CN

AN4200

Autopen   24 3ml 2 Unit

8CP

AN4200

Autopen   24 3ml 2 Unit

8CR

AN4210

Autopen   24 3ml 1 Unit

8EL

AN3800

3ml 2   Unit Autopen Classic

8EM

AN3810

3ml 1   Unit Autopen Classic

8JK

AN4210

Autopen   24 3ml 1 Unit

8JM

AN3800

3ml 2   Unit Autopen Classic

8JN

AN3810

3ml 1   Unit Autopen Classic

8JP

AN4210

Autopen   24 3ml 1 Unit

8VV

AN4200

Autopen   24 3ml 2 Unit

8VW

AN4200

Autopen   24 3ml 1 Unit

To identify affected devices without packaging look for the following production lot codes which can be found on the lower part of the pen body.

Production   lot code(stamped on pen)

Product   code

Product   name

7RT

AN3810

3ml 1   Unit Autopen Classic

7PN

AN4200

Autopen   24 3ml 2 Unit

7PP

AN4210

Autopen   24 3ml 1 Unit

7RV

AN3800

3ml 2   Unit Autopen Classic

8KK

AN3800

3ml 2   Unit Autopen Classic

8XD

AN4200

Autopen   24 3ml 2 Unit

It is vital that people check if they have these affected pens and should obtain an alternative device before stopping using them. People should seek a replacement at the earliest opportunity by contacting Owen Mumford at:technical.support@owenmumford.co.uk or visiting their pharmacist.

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