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On Wednesday my sons brand new Epi-Pen exploded in his fanny pack in his backpack. For no reason.
Here is the letter I wrote to send with the Epi-Pen back to the makers.
To whom it may concern;
On September 13, 2006 my son went into his fanny pack to retrieve his Epi-Pen* and other medications. When he opened his fanny pack he noticed the casing for the Epi-Pen* was filled with a brown liquid. He immediately took this to his teacher who called me to come and get it.
When I arrived at the school the Public Health Nurse Erin Wilcox from the London and Middlesex Health unit was there. She did not understand why this Epi-Pen* had appeared to have exploded. Nor did I. The casing is intact. The Epi-Pen* itself appears to be intact yet empty.
I took it down to the pharmacy where I got it on September 6, 2006. The pharmacist there did not understand how this could have happened. He then contacted the makers of Epi in Kanata, Ontario.
The pharmacist explained to the representative what I had explained to him. He then told me that she would like to speak to me. She went on to explain that it was
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