Birth Control Recall: List of 1 Million Pills that Don’t Prevent Pregnancy Recalled by Pfizer

on February 01 2012 9:29 AM
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Pfizer Inc. announced on Tuesday that it will recall at least one million birth control pill packets in the U.S. because they don't prevent pregnancy, the company reported. Here is a full list of the birth control pills affected by the Pfizer recall. Reuters

Pfizer Inc. announced on Tuesday that it will recall at least one million birth control pill packets in the U.S. because they don't prevent pregnancy, the company reported.

Pfizer said the birth control pills recalled contain an incorrect amount of active tablets or are out of order, which prevent the medication from preventing pregnancy. The pills' packaging mistake was a result of failures from the inspection department, according to Pfizer.

As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy, said Pfizer, in a statement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site.

There are no safety or health risks in association with the recall, the company said, but was issued for the risk of unintended pregnancy.

The affected pills are 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and 14 lots of generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets with expiration dates ranging from July 31, 2013, to March 31, 2014. The pills were distributed to warehouses, clinics and retail pharmacies nationwide.

 Pfizer said that consumers exposed to affected packaging should begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately, contact their doctors and return the medication to their pharmacy. Any adverse effects should be reported to Akrimax Medical Information at 1-877-509-3935 (8 AM to 7 PM Mon-Fri CST) or to FDA's Med Watch Program.

Here is a full list of the birth control pills affected by the Pfizer recall, courtesy of the Pfizer Web site.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NDC

 
 
 

Product

 
 
 

Lot

 
 
 

Expiration

 
 
 

Configuration/Count

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

E15678

 
 
 

08/31/2013

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

E15679

 
 
 

08/31/2013

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

E15686

 
 
 

08/31/2013

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

E15687

 
 
 

01/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

E15690

 
 
 

01/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

E15698

 
 
 

01/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

E15700

 
 
 

02/28/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

E80434

 
 
 

07/31/2013

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

E80438

 
 
 

08/31/2013

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

F36908

 
 
 

02/28/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

F36909

 
 
 

02/28/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

F43915

 
 
 

03/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

F43926

 
 
 

03/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

 
 
 

LO/OVRAL® 28

 
 
 

F43927

 
 
 

03/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

E15677

 
 
 

08/31/2013

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

E15704

 
 
 

01/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

E15706

 
 
 

01/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

E80440

 
 
 

08/31/2013

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

F16388

 
 
 

01/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

F16390

 
 
 

02/28/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

F22132

 
 
 

02/28/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

F31330

 
 
 

02/28/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

F36911

 
 
 

03/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

F36913

 
 
 

03/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

F43924

 
 
 

03/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

F43925

 
 
 

03/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

F43934

 
 
 

03/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

 
 
 

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

 
 
 

F53238

 
 
 

03/31/2014

 
 
 

6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

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