HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Fresenius Kabi, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), has initiated a drug recall for Sodium Chloride 0.9% Freeflex bags as follows:

Sodium Chloride 0.9% Freeflex 100mL Injection Bag
Sodium chloride 900 mg/100 mL
ARTG 144609

The manufacturer is recalling one batch after identifying an issue where some Freeflex bags with the white injection port start leaking on withdrawal of the needle after injection.

The only affected batch is 82SG795105

Please inspect your stock and quarantine all affected products. If HPS Pharmacies provide imprest management services to your facility, an HPS representative will inspect all stock stored in the designated imprest areas at the earliest opportunity. All affected products will be quarantined for return to the supplier, and HPS Pharmacies will arrange for replacement stock as soon as possible. An HPS Pharmacies staff member will contact senior medical and nursing staff if there is an immediate impact to your facility.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units for one month. Report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please contact Fresenius Kabi on 1300 732 001 or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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