February 18, 2000SmithKline 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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