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January 11, 2000

Praxair 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.
Recall #D-198/199-0.

 
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