Nipro GlucoPro Insulin Syringe Recall: Needles May Come Out During Use

The FDA and Nipro Medical Corporation have announced a nationwide recall of all GlucoPro Insulin Syringes due to a risk that the needle may break off of the syringe during injection.

The insulin syringe recall was issued on Thursday for all products with expiration dates before November 1, 2011. If the needles detach from syringe, they could potentially remain in the skin after injection, push back into the syringe or become stuck in the insulin vial. There have been no reported injuries in connection to the defective insulin syringes.

The recall affects all lot numbers and product codes for the GlucoPro Insulin Syringes, which were distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Consumers have been urged to stop using the defective insulin syringes and to return them to the place where they were purchased for reimbursement. However, the recall does not include syringes made specifically for use with the Amigo Insulin pump.

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Last October, a similar recall of Accusure insulin syringes was issued for the same risk, that the needle could detach from the syringe. That Accusure recall involved more than 250 million insulin syringes.

Any individuals who have experienced an adverse reaction using defective GlucoPro Insulin Syringes or another type of syringe should contact the FDA’s Medwatch Adverse Event Reporting program at


  • MuhammadFebruary 14, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Hi I am useing nipro needle. On 10 Feb 2013 When I was injecting my dosage in thigh it was broke in skin.still it's in side little deep. Can you tell me what can I do? Is it dangerous?

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