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February 18, 2000

SmithKline Beecham Recalls Liquid Feosol Supplement Therapy

Pittsburgh, PA (SafetyAlerts) - SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare (SBCH) has today issued a voluntary recall of all liquid Feosol Supplement Therapy packaged in plastic bottles. SBCH found that liquid Feosol could potentially begin to crystallize or form a coating on the inside of the plastic bottle which may affect the potency of the liquid Feosol.  If this should happen, the crystals or crystal coating should not be ingested.

SBCH estimates the recall of liquid Feosol Elixir Iron Supplement Therapy involves about 10,000 plastic, 16-ounce bottles throughout the United States.  The product can be identified by the Retail Lot Numbers 9H23 and 9J11. Feosol in glass bottles and Feosol Caplets and Tablets are not affected by the recall.

SBCH has stated that the recall is a precautionary measure and there is no immediate health risk posed by the product.  The Company has received no reports of adverse effects concerning this product.

While SBCH has suspended production of liquid Feosol Elixir Iron Supplemental Therapy until further notice, the product is still available in tablet and caplet form.

Consumers who have purchased liquid Feosol in plastic bottles should return it to the retail store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the product or recall are encouraged to call SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare's toll-free consumer hot line at 1-800-245-1040.

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