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Medical Advisory #420: Voluntary Recall Issued for 2 Lots of Helixate FS

July 25, 2016

CSL Behring has announced a voluntary recall of two lots of Helixate FS with vial adapter. The two lots of 2,000 IUs contain active ingredient manufactured before November 2015. Recent stability testing revealed a loss of potency to below pre-specified acceptable levels. The lot numbers involved are:

  • Lot # 270TN1G
  • Lot # 270R979

This is not an issue of safety of the product. Any outstanding vials of these two lots will be replaced at no cost. For further information or to arrange for an exchange, please ccontact the CSL Behring Customer Service at 1-800-683-1288 or


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This material is provided for your general information only. NHF does not give medical advice or engage in the practice of medicine. NHF under no circumstances recommends treatment for specific individuals and in all cases recommends that you consult your physician or local hemophilia treatment center before pursuing any course of treatment.