Hospira Recalls Propofol Products Containing Steel Particles

Hospira Inc. is recalling certain dietary supplements and anesthesia products because some may contain stainless steel particles that could restrict blood flow and lead to heart attacks or death. Hospira said it’s recalling 85 lots of its fat emulsion products Liposyn, used in infants and others who are unable to get fat in their diet, according to a press release the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted on its Web site. The press release is from Hospira, not the FDA. Hospira, based in Lake Forest, Ill., is also recalling certain lots of injectable propofol, which is used to sedate patients.

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