Recall Sampler: Qualitest Oral Contraceptives; Deere Tractors

Posted September 22, 2011 in Uncategorized by Arthur Buono

Update

A Georgia woman has filed a $5 million wrongful pregnancy lawsuit against Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. She claims she became pregnant despite taking the pills in the packaging sequence. Of course Qualitest has recalled a number of brands and lots of the pills because they were packaged in the incorrect sequence for effective contraception.

The woman’s asking for damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expensive health care and treatment, loss of earnings, and a loss of ability to earn money.

The lawsuit seeks class action status for all women who’ve become pregnant because of this product defect.

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Qualitest Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary, nationwide, retail-level recall of multiple lots of oral contraceptives. The recall is being implemented because of a packaging error, where select blisters were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiry date no longer visible. As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy.

The recall is effective immediately and includes the following products:

  • Cyclafem 7/7/7
  • Cyclafem 1/35
  • Emoquette
  • Gildess FE 1.5/30
  • Gildess FE 1/20
  • Orsythia
  • Previfem
  • Tri-Previfem

The affected lot numbers can be found here: Qualitest Oral Contraceptive Recall

If you’ve ever wondered about the law of unintended pregnancy or wrongful birth, stay tuned.

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