Several companies are faced with recall woes thanks to insects, dodgy closures and broken tablets
Stephanie Sutton |
A number of companies have announced recalls in recent weeks, stemming from a range of problems sterility blunders, leaky containers, packaging mishaps, crumbling tablets and more.
One of the biggest recalls of late comes from Baxter, which has had a string of problems with its 0.9% sodium chloride (saline) intravenous solutions in the US. The most recent recall, in July, affected two lots of saline and was attributed to the potential presence of ‘particulate matter’ – which turned out to be insects. A few weeks earlier, the company had to recall 145,350 containers of saline due to out of specification results, and in April it recalled almost 600,000 of saline units in VIAFLEX plastic containers because of missing closures and leaks.
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