CSL Behring has announced an extension to a voluntary recall of two lots of Helixate FS with vial adapter that was sent to the community in NHF Medical Advisory #420 on July 25, 2016. An analysis was conducted on additional lots manufactured before November 2015, prompting the recall of additional lots.
After routine stability testing, declining potency issues were the problem with these lots. Two lots that fell below the acceptable range were:
- Helixate FS 2000 IU Lot # 270PWG6 Expiry Date: 05/08/2017
- Helixate FS 1000 IU Lot # 270NV9G Expiry Date: 09/23/2016
Additional lots may eventually fall below the pre-specified acceptable range before shelf life expiration and may be subject to recall. These lots are listed on the following page of this document.
Based on all currently available and reviewed data accessible by CSL Behring, no safety relevant observations or signals have been detected. Further, the current health risk assessment does not indicate an appreciable risk for patients associated with the affected lots. Any patients with concerns regarding these lots should speak with their product provider.
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