GSK recalls almost 600,000 inhalers nationwide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A nationwide recall has been announced for inhalers produced by GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, also known as GSK.

Almost 600,000 inhalers are being recalled due to a defective delivery system.  A report from the FDA said that some inhalers were "out of specification results for leak rate".

The recall was classified as a Class II recall that means "the products might cause a temporary health problem, or pose only a slight threat of a serious nature," according to the FDA.

The inhalers effected by the recall were made in a plant in Zebulon, North Carolina.  The recall is reported to be voluntary and was initiated by GSK.

The product is described as: Ventiolin HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol, 90 mcg per actuation, 200 metered inhalations, net weight 18 g inhalers, RX only.  If you would like to read more on this recall click here.

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