Hospira announced a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of Morphine Sulfate injection, 4mg/mL, due to a customer report of two Carpujects syringes containing more than the 1mL labeled fill volume. Opioid pain medications such as morphine have life-threatening consequences if overdosed.

The affected product is a prefilled glass cartridge for use with the Carpuject Syringe system, with the Lot# 10830LL and an expiration date of April 1, 2013. Morphine Sulfate Carpuject 4mg/mL are packaged in Slim-Pak tamper detection packages with each box containing ten Carpujects (NDC 0409-1258-30). The affected lot was distributed in January 2012. It was initially distributed to wholesalers and a limited number of hospitals in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. 

Anyone with an existing inventory of affected product should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately and call Stericycle at (888) 912-7088 to arrange for the return of the product.

For more information visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm300852.htm.