The pens may not provide an injection
The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) say Meda Health Sales Ireland Ltd is recalling one lot of Epipen 300mcg pre-filled pens.
These are used for the emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions.
The Epipens affected may fail to provide an injection of medicine when used, due to a defect in a component part.
Anyone who has an Epipen for their own use, or for someone in their care, is urged to check for lot number 5FA665G - and to ensure affected pens are immediately replaced.
Lot 5FA665G includes a total of 998 Epipens supplied to the Irish market.
It is estimated that the defect is associated with only a small percentage of pens in the lot.
The affected product and lot are:
The lot number can be found on the parts of the label and carton. Only Epipens from lot 5FA665G are being recalled.
The HPSC say any affected pens should be returned to a pharmacy, where a replacement unaffected pen will be provided free-of-charge.
People are being reminded to ensure they also check any Epipens stored in other locations, such as schools or workplaces.