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  • Recall issued for devices used in opioid overdose prevention kits distributed by Community Recovery Center 

    Teleflex Medical, the manufacturer of the MAD300 mucosal atomization device used by opioid overdose prevention programs across New York State, has issued a recall notification.  The Teleflex recall identifies specific lot numbers of affected MAD300 devices.  

    These devices may be included in Narcan kits distributed by Rome Memorial Hospital’s Community Recovery Center (CRC), announced program director Ashlee ThompsonMSEd/CASAC.    The lot number from the CRC stock that was affected is MAD300 #160313.  

    All Narcan kits received from the CRC should be checked for the recalled stock number. Look at the clear plastic bag in which the white, cone-shaped devices are packaged.  The lot number is printed on the bag.  If the device does not have the above mentioned lot number it is not subject to the recall.  If the lot number does match the above number please contact the Thompson at the CRC by calling 315-334-4701.  

    As advised by Teleflex, the affected devices do not consistently provide an atomized spray, but may instead produce a straight stream.  This defect may compromise absorption of naloxone resulting in possible under-dosing.  Unfortunately, Teleflex Medical has indicated that it has a manufacturer’s backorder on the new devices and it is unclear how long it will take to provide them.  The New York State Department of Health will continue to provide information as it becomes available. 

    Questions and concerns may be directed to Thompson by calling 315-334-4701. 

    The Community Recovery Center, certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, offers quality, comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults.  The center, located at 264 W. Dominick St., Rome, is open Monday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.