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February 9, 2001

Femgest (OTC) Recalled in 20 States

Bohemia, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that NBTY, Inc. is recalling Femgest ô Progesterone Cream, 2 oz (57 g) jars and 1.5 teaspoon units in pink sample blister packages because of mold contamination.

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

PRODUCT
(OTC) Femgest ô Progesterone Cream, 2 oz (57 g) jars and 1.5 teaspoon units in pink sample blister packages.

Recall #D-083-1.

CODE:
2 oz. Jars: LOT NOS. 13410, 13449, 13576, & 13559; Product No.5717. Sample blister packs: Lot No.13410; Product No. 5616.

MANUFACTURER:
Home Health, Bohemia, NY. (A subsidiary of NBTY, Inc.).

RECALLED BY:
NBTY, Inc., Bohemia, NY, by telephone on 11/30/00 and a follow up "Urgent Recall" letter on 12/8/00. Firm-ititiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION:
NY, NJ, MA, CT, NH, MD, MI, IN, GA, FL, TX, AZ, IA, WI, UT, CO, MO, OR, WA, CA.

QUANTITY:
Approximately 30,000/2 ounce jars and 50,000 blister packs.

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 February 9, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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