Safety Alerts Saves Lives
Safety Alerts  
Home Privacy About Us Contact Us Change Preferences

September 8, 2000

Sterile Powder Used by Hospitals Recalled

Woburn, MA (SafetyAlerts) - Bryan Corporation is recalling all lots of its "sterile talc powder" because the powder may not be sterile.

The product is typically used for lung complications in certain seriously ill patients.

A spokesperson for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would not elaborate other than to say the company was selling an unapproved product, and testing led to the discovery of bacteria in some bottles. No illnesses have been reported to date.

FDA said thousands of the bottles were sold to hospitals around the country and in Canada. Health workers were urged to quit using the powder immediately.

The recalled powder does not sell under a brand name, but Bryan Corp. is listed on the label. Four grams of the product are sold in a 100-milliliter amber vial, which also lists catalog number 1690.

Hospitals may contact Bryan Corp. at 1-800-343-7711.

Selected Recent Recalls

Health Professional:

Did you know?
During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

Sign-up for SafetyAlerts by Email -
The free internet newsletter that could
some day literally save your life - or
the life of someone you know.

Safety Alerts compiles comprehensive safety recall information for the United States. SafeMail is a free email service to warn consumers of faulty products and contaminated foods. For complete information regarding current recalls, past recalls and timely product warning notification visit:



The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.