EpiPen (0.3 mg epinephrine) auto-injector lot 5GU763, expiry date May 2017. Mylan will replace any of the affected devices free of charge.
Pfizer Canada recalled one lot of each product.
The company said, in consultation with Health Canada, it was made a decision to recall one lot of EpiPen 0.3 mg and one lot of EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors due to potentially defective parts.
The affected EpiPens were distributed from between December 17, 2015 to July 2016. For better designation the "adult" dose has a yellow label and the "junior" dose has a green label.
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EpiPens work by shooting a needle full of adrenaline into your body, which can save your life in the case of an allergic reaction. The St.Louis, Missouri-based company initially did not include the United States in the recall, but later added them to the list.
"The expanded voluntary recall is being initiated in the US and also will extend to additional markets in Europe, Asia, North and South America", Mylan said.
Patients are being directed to Mylan.com/EpiPenRecall for replacement instructions, and the company is encouraging patients to keep their EpiPens handy even if they can't immediately get a replacement.
Today, though, the company is in the news again with a voluntary recall over the auto-injector devices.