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October 10, 2000

BC® Brand Headache Powder Recalled

Jersey City, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Block Drug Company is recalling certain lots of its BC® brand Headache Powder because of discoloring of glassine envelopes holding product.

This is the first public notice of this Class III recall issued by FDA.

BC® brand Headache Powder (650 mg Aspirin, 195 mg Salicylamide, 33.3 Caffeine);

packaged in 2's NDC# 1015800908
packaged in 6's NDC# 1015800910
packaged in 24's NDC# 1015800912
packaged in 50's NDC# 1015800916.


Lot Numbers:
M000580, M000581, M000582, M000583, M000857, M000858, M000859, M000860, M000861, M000862, M000863, M000864, M000865, M000866, M001703, M001704, M001705, M001706, M001707, M001708, M001709, M001710, M001711, M001712, M002205, M002206, M002207, M002208, M002209, M002210, M002211, M002212, M002213, M002214, M002771, M002772, M002773, M002774, M002780, M002903, M002904, M002905, M002906, M002907, M002908, M002909, M002910, M002911, M002912, M003265, M003390, M003391, M003392, M003393, M003394, M003395, M003396, M003397, M003398, M003420, M003428, M003429, M003430, M003431, M003432, M003433, M003434, M003435, M003436, M003437, M004001, M004049, M004050, M004051, M004052, M004053.

Block Drug Company, Memphis, Tennessee.

Block Drug Company, Jersey City, New Jersey, by letter on May 30, 2000, and June 23, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.


BC Powder 2"s ---316,714/60dz
BC Powder 6's ----180,232/60dz
BC Powder 24's ----1,806/3dz
BC Powder 50's ----18,188/3dz were distributed.

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

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