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Nationwide Recall of Defective Inhalers

When seconds matter, a rescue inhaler could be the difference between life and death.

A nationwide recall has been announced for inhalers produced by GlaxoSmithKline. Almost 600,000 inhalers are affected by the recall due to a defective delivery system.

The FDA has reported that some inhalers were "out of specification results for leak rate."

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The recall doesn't pose an immediate danger to patients, but consumers are being instructed to return the purchased inhalers.

The affected product includes: Ventiolin HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol, 90 mcg per actuation, 200 metered inhalations, net weight 18 g inhalers, RX only.

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

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