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September 20, 2000

Methocarbamol, USP, Recalled by Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc.

Petersburg, VA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., is recalling its Methocarbamol, USP, bulk active ingredient powder  because of contamination with polypropylene fibers.

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

Methocarbamol, USP, bulk active ingredient powder, Rx formulated to produce a muscle relaxant. NDC #0500-1900-57.

Recall #D-466-0.

Lot Numbers: 00952 and 00949.

Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., Petersburg, Virginia.

Manufacturer, by telephone on August 18, 2000, and by letters on August 22 and 29, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.


2,124.7 kg of product was distributed.

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