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December 12, 2000

Triaminic® Vapor Patch™ Menthol Scent Cough Suppressant Recalled

Summit, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. is recalling certain Triaminic® Vapor Patch™ Menthol Scent Cough Suppressant because of pouch seal failures (opening along top, sides and/or bottom).

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

PRODUCT
Triaminic® Vapor Patch™ Menthol Scent, Cough Suppressant, (Camphor 4.7%/Menthol 2.6%) in boxes of 6 patches, OTC for the treatment of cough.

NDC #0067-0209-06.

Recall #D-056-1.

CODE
Lot Numbers: LE505342 EXP 6/02, LE505483 EXP 6/02, LE505503 EXP 7/02, LE505536 EXP 7/02, LE505588 EXP 7/02, LE505680 EXP 8/02.

MANUFACTURER
Lectec Corporation, Minnetonka, Minnesota.

RECALLED BY
Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Summit, New Jersey, by letter on December 4, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
Approximately 56,544 cartons of lot LE505342; 50,040 cartons of lot LE505483; 53,928 cartons of lot LE505503, 42,720 cartons of lot LE505536; 5,856 cartons of lot LE505588; 14,328 cartons of lot LE505680 were distributed.

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

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers December 12, 2000.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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