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May 24, 2000

Americair Brand Oxygen Recalled

Vacaville, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Americair of the East Bay is conducting a recall of Americair brand Oxygen, because of current good manufacturing deviations including but not limited to lack of odor testing prior to distribution.

The Compressed Oxygen, USP medical gas in high-pressure cylinders sizes E, D, C and B, is for pulmonary use as directed by a physician for Oxygen deficiency or emergency resuscitation.  All lot numbers including all tanks received by customers between 4/97 through 4/7/00 are affected by this recall.

FDA stated in its report that approximately 2,500 cylinders were distributed in California.

This Class II recall was initiated by the company, by visit on April 7, 2000, by letter mailed on April 12, 2000.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  The FDA reported stated that a press release was issued and that the company had completed all recall procedures.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #d-365-0

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers May 24, 2000.

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