Hospira has notified healthcare professionals of a recall of one lot of Hydromorphone Injection 2mg/mL due to a reported complaint of a single Carpuject containing more than the 1mL labeled fill volume. Opioid pain medications such as hydromorphone have life-threatening consequences if overdosed, including respiratory depression, low blood pressure, and reduced heart rate including circulatory collapse.

The affected lot number is 12720LL, NDC 0409-1312-30, with an expiration date of December 1, 2013.  The affected lot was distributed in March–May 2012.   Anyone with an existing inventory should stop use and distribution, quarantine the product immediately, and call Stericycle at (888) 912-7093 to arrange for the return of the product.

For more information visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm315685.htm.