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Mylan Says EpiPen Manufacturing Partner to Expand Device Recall

The problems could be potentially life-threatening, although Mylan described the incidence of the defects as "extremely rare"

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    At $600 for two, no one wants to have to throw away their EpiPens because they got left in the car or elsewhere. The manufacturer says they should be kept at room temperature, so that's why a Seattle mom and dad decided to create something that could allow an active lifestyle without the worry. "When we go outside with her son, when we are camping, when we are skiing, I want to know that his EpiPen is going to work," said Sandy Wengreen, inventor of the EpiShell, a patented case that protects EpiPens from hot and cold temperatures so anyone can take their EpiPen on the go - even if it's colder than 59 degrees or hotter than 86 degrees. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016)

    A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work.

    The notice issued Friday by Mylan N.V. expands upon warnings made earlier this month after two reports of the device failing.

    Mylan didn't immediately respond to a question about how many devices are affected by the recall. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the recall covers 13 lots distributed from December 2015 through July 2016.

    The problems could be potentially life-threatening, although Mylan described the incidence of the defects as "extremely rare."

    The EpiPen is used to treat allergic reactions to certain food and bug bites

    The products can be replaced at no charge by calling 877-650-3494 or emailing customer.service@mylan.com.