Health Canada public advisory notice: EpiPen auto-injectors

Health Canada has released a notice to advise that there is a manufacturing issue which affects a limited number of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors in Canada. Products are not being recalled by Pfizer (in agreement with Health Canada), because pharmacists and consumers can check devices themselves before an emergency situation arises to make sure they slide easily out of their carrier tube. If they do not, auto-injectors can be replaced at a pharmacy. Please read Pfizer Canada’s notice for further information. This is not a product recall.