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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:51 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
I received this message from a mom in my local:
Here's a very URGENT message for anyone who might have sent for EpiPen's free promotional carrying case a few years ago, for every EpiPen purchase you got one carrying case. Well we've just changed our EpiPens and by chance this happenned and thank god at home. When replacing the one in Val's carring case it took me almost fifteen minutes to open it and finally had to tear or pry the zipper loose. It had jammed and visions of this happenning to anyone in an emergency situation played in my mind. So I immediately phoned the people whom I had given a carrying case to and everything was fine with that. I then got on the line with EpiPen and they were very very receptive as you can imagine. They transfered me right away to Bridget and she told me that they've had other calls with similar concerns. First she thanked me for advisng others of the problem and proceeded to take my coordinates so she could send us new and improved carrying cases along with a postage paid envelope to return the old ones. The company who manufactured the old ones left too much material at the zipper seam causing it to jam. The new ones are better made and assembled with no loose material or seam inaccuracies.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:20 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
Posts: 1526
Location: Alberta
OMG! :frightened I can't (don't even want to go there) imagine the panic in an emergency.

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:43 pm 

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2034
Location: ottawa
Makes you think twice about epi carriers that have a zipper. I never thought about them sticking. Wow, now that would be terrifying during a reaction.

DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish

PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:18 am 

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 816
Location: Vancouver, BC
We have one of these that we keep as a spare, and once when transfering pens into it, the zipper did catch a bit, but I was able to pull out the fabric that was stuck. Our Kozies have never done that. . .

Yes, perhaps velcro is a better choice. . . Also less chance of accidentally unzipping and contents falling out.

DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema

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