Recall of Naloxone Atomizers Announced
We have been made aware of a product recall issued by Teleflex Medical, which produces the MAD300 nasal atomizer used in many MetroHealth Project DAWN take-home naloxone kits.
Nasal atomizers allow naloxone to be administered as a mist into the nostril. Instead of delivering the medication as a spray, recalled atomizers may deliver naloxone in a stream, which impairs the effectiveness of the medication.
If you received naloxone from Cuyahoga County MetroHealth Project DAWN, which look similar to the image posted below, please check the contents of your kit for recalled atomizers. The lot number located on the nasal atomizer packaging will help you identify whether your atomizers are affected by this recall.
The following lot numbers that are listed in this recall include:
160108 160231 160440 160708
160117 160300 160500 160718
160126 160313 160518 160728
160145 160327 160602 160800
160146 160400 160611 160804
160200 160409 160621 160814
160219 160422 160631 160816
160225 160432 160701 160823
If you discover that your kit contains a recalled atomizer/s, please do one of the following:
1. If you have medical insurance, please visit your local MetroHealth, Discount Drug Mart or Walgreens pharmacy and request naloxone. At these participating pharmacies you do not need a written prescription for naloxone. In the pharmacy setting, naloxone is not free, but is covered by most insurance plans.
2. Return to a local Project DAWN walk-in site to receive replacement materials dependent upon site inventory. Replacement materials may include:
Attachable needle tips and alcohol swabs (to be given as an injection into the outer thigh)
An intramuscular naloxone kit