Several batches of EpiPens recalled due to defect

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Saturday, April 1, 2017
FILE - This Oct. 10, 2013, file photo, shows an EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Hendersonville, Texas.
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Mylan is issuing a major recall of a life-saving allergy shot.

The company is voluntarily calling back 13 lots of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. over a potential defect that may cause the device to fail to activate in an emergency situation.

The notice comes a week after Mylan recalled thousands of devices outside of the United States.

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