Product Safety Recalls and Alerts

The information contained in this section involves recalls and alerts issued regarding animal health products including vaccines, drugs (as well as human drugs that may be used in animals in accordance with the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act – AMDUCA), and medical devices used by veterinarians.

Please note that the information presented here is based on statements or press releases that have been brought to the AVMA's attention by the manufacturer or the federal governmental agency (e.g., Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency) responsible for regulation of the affected products. If you are notified of a recall or alert that is not on this list, please notify the AVMA by contacting Dr. Kimberly May.

For information about pet/animal food recalls (including pet, livestock, wild bird, and other animal feeds), visit our Pet Food Safety Recalls and Alerts page.

For information about reporting an adverse event associated with an animal health product, medical device, or animal feed product, visit our Reporting Adverse Events page.

Brand/Company
Product
Reason
Lot Code
Date
Cantrell Drug CompanySelect sterile products by Cantrell Drug Companylack of sterility assuranceClick on product name to left for complete list11/21/16
Tri-Coast Pharmacy Inc. Select sterile products by Tri-Coast Pharmacylack of sterility assuranceClick on product name to left for complete list11/21/16
Wells Pharmacy Network Wells Pharmacy Network, all sterile products lack of sterility assuranceall9/23/16
Kinetic TechnolgiesHy-Optic Eye Irrigating Solutiondeficiencies in sterilityLot # 10092015,  Exp. Date 10/20179/3/16
Kinetic TechnolgiesOptiVet Eye Irrigating Solutiondeficiencies in sterility Lot # 12032015, Exp. Date 07/20179/3/16
Kinetic TechnolgiesOptimend Corneal Repair Dropsdeficiencies in sterilityLot # 01122015,  Exp. Date 10/20179/3/16
TevaTeva Pharmaceuticals amikacin sulfate 250mg/ml, 2ml and 4ml vialsglass particulate matter2ml vials: lots 7080315, 7400315, 7410315 (exp dates 3/2017)
2ml vials: lot 7980415 (exp date 4/2017)

4ml vials: lots 2381114 and 2771114 (exp dates 11/2016)
4ml vials: lot 4760915 (exp date 9/2017)
8/3/16
Reliable Drug PharmacyReliable Drug Pharmacy, all compounded productslack of quality assurance and potential mislabelingThis recall impacts all compounded products distributed between 09/24/2015 and 03/24/2016.3/28/16