Merck HIB Vaccine Recalled Category: The Pharma Industry Vaccines Merck Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Wed, 12/12/2007 - 17:58 ....reportedly due to sterilization issues at the manufacturing plant. Is this deja vu all over again? (Think: Chiron 2004) More from the Associated Press. FDA and CDC will issue more information later this afternoon. Stay tuned.