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January 5, 2000

Acetaminophen Caplets 'Extra Strength' Recalled - Mislabling

Allegan, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Perrigo Company has recalled certain lots of its Acetaminophen Caplets 'Extra Strength' because of mislabeling - some bottles were incorrectly labeled as containing ibuprofen (200 mg).

This onging Class III recall was initiated by the Manufacturer, by letter dated November 24, 1999.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

Product described as:
Acetaminophen Caplets Extra Strength, 500 mg, bottles of 100, OTC pain reliever. CODE Lot #9JE0735 EXP 9/02.

71,100 bottles of 100 were distributed nationwide.

FDA recall #D-186-0.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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