May 24, 2000Americair Brand Oxygen Recalled
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
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
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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