Is it safe for patients to remove the blue cap on EpiPen® prior to use?

The blue cap serves as a safety pin, which prevents the internal spring from activating, causing the ampoule to be penetrated and the needle to protrude. The blue pin should only be removed immediately prior to use. Providing the EpiPen® has not been activated, the blue cap can be re-inserted. It is important to note that recapping is not recommended.