What to do about insulin cartridge holder recall

The TGA and Novo Nordisk have issued a recall for six faulty batches of the NovoPenEcho insulin cartridge holder.

The problem is the holders could crack if exposed to chemicals in some cleaning agents.

Cracking could then result in the delivery of a lower than expected dose of insulin and increase the risk of hypoglycaemia.

The affected batches numbers are:

  • EVG3310-6 (batch number on pen is EVG3310)
  • EVG4252-2 (batch number on pen is EVG4252)
  • EVG4253-2 (batch number on pen is EVG4253)
  • FVG8218-4 (batch number on pen is

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