Pfizer RECALLS 1 MILLION Birth Control Packets! Yikes!

 

Please share this with every child-bearing age women you know just in case!!

We LOVE babies but sometimes you want to plan for them or NOT plan for them!  That’s why this massive birth control RECALL is important for all women to see!  We’d hate for someone to miss it and…well…end up with a little “surprise”.

Here are photos of the recalled pills on the FDA website. Below is the announcement from the FDA website:

Pfizer Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral®-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol)Tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (generic) for customers in the U.S. market. An investigation by Pfizer found that some blister packs may contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence. The cause was identified and corrected immediately.

These products are oral contraceptives indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as a method of contraception. These tablets were manufactured and packaged by Pfizer Inc., commercialized by Akrimax Rx Products and labeled under the Akrimax Pharmaceuticals brand. This product is distributed to warehouses, clinics and retail pharmacies nationwide.

As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy. These packaging defects do not pose any immediate health risks. However, consumers exposed to affected packaging should begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately. Patients who have the affected product (lot numbers are provided below) should notify their physician and return the product to the pharmacy.

These products are packaged in blister packs containing 21 tablets of active ingredients and seven tablets of inert ingredients. Correct dosing of this product is important in avoiding the associated risks of an unplanned pregnancy. Correctly packaged blister packs are pictured here.

Any adverse events that may be related to the use of these products should be reported to Akrimax Medical Information at 1-877-509-3935 (8 AM to 7 PM Mon-Fri CST) or to FDA’s Med Watch Program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm1
Regular Mail: Use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500
available at:
www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm2. Mail
to the address on the pre-addressed form.
Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178

Pfizer has responded rapidly to ensure that its products continue to meet the company’s high quality standards. The safety of patients who take our medicines is our first priority.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Lot numbers of affected packs of Lo/Ovral®-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol)Tablets and Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (generic) follow on the table below:

NDC

Product

Lot

Expiration

Configuration/Count

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

E15678

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

E15679

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

E15686

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

E15687

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

E15690

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

E15698

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

E15700

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

E80434

07/31/2013

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

E80438

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

F36908

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

F36909

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

F43915

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

F43926

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL® 28

F43927

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E15677

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E15704

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E15706

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E80440

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F16388

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F16390

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F22132

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F31330

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F36911

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F36913

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F43924

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F43925

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F43934

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F53238

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

About Hollie Schultz

Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in Chicago. She loves the city but hates the cold!

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