The FDA Centers for Biologics Evaluation & Research maintains the information on each recalled or withdrawn product. Information about recalls of vaccines and other biological products is available by year from the FDA.
On December 16, 2013 CDC was informed by Merck that the company planned to implement a voluntary recall of one lot (lot J007354) of Gardasil® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant], due to the potential for a small number of vials to contain glass particles as a result of breakage during the manufacturing process. These vials were distributed between August 20, 2013, and October 9, 2013. No other lots are affected. For more information see
- CDC Statement regarding Gardasil vaccine recall December 2013
- FAQ: Voluntary recall of one lot of GardasilŪ HPV vaccine
Note for Health Care Providers: For instructions regarding what to do with recalled vaccines, please contact the vaccine manufacturer.
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Content last reviewed on December 19, 2012
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases