January 11, 2000Praxair Distribution, Inc.
Recalls Nitrous Oxide
Lexington, NE (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) today reported that Praxair Distribution, Inc. is recalling Nitrous
Oxide because of failure to correctly perform and document assay (potency) tests).
The recalled products are Nitrous
Oxide, USP, 99%, Compressed, in cylinders "K", "T", "E",
"D", "M" and "Q" and Nitrous Oxide, USP, 99%, liquid, 20 lb.
"H" cryogenic vessels. All lot numbers are affected by this recall.
According to FDA, Approximately
948,000 pounds were distributed in Washington state, Oregon, Alaska, Florida, Colorado,
Utah and Canada. The firm estimated that 40,000 pounds of the distributed product
remained on market at time of recall initiation.
This ongoing Class III recall
was initiated by Praxair Distribution, Inc. by letter dated December 14, 1999. This is the
first public notice issued by the FDA.
Questions concerning this recall may
be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
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