According to an article in the November 7, 2008 Chicago Sun-Times, approximately 500,000 diabetic syringes are being recalled. The article, written by Monifa Thomas, notes that the manufacturer,Covidien, recalled 4,710 boxes of single use ReliOn syringes, sold at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, between August 1 and October 8. According to the Food and Drug Administration[FDA] notice, use of the syringes may lead to the patient receiving more than twice the recommended dosage. The recall applies to 31 gauge, 1cc ReliOn Insulin syringes from lot number 813900. The product number is 38396-0403-02. The FDA has reported one adverse reaction. For more information, consumers are urged to contact Covidien at 866/780-5436, or go to the Relion recall website.

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