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Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled Nationwide For Defects

A nationwide recall has been announced for inhalers produced by GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, also known as GSK. Nearly 600,000 inhalers were recalled by producer GlaxoSmithKline, according to an FDA statement.

Specific inhalers were “out of specification results for leak rate” and, although the defects are not an immediate danger to users, they are being instructed to return the items.

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“We currently don’t anticipate a supply impact to Ventolin HFA 200D inhaler as a result of this issue,” said GSK in according to Reuters.

The specific models of inhalers defected include “Ventiolin HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol, 90 mcg per actuation, 200 metered inhalations, net weight 18 g inhalers, RX only.”