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March 14, 2001

Nivea Mens Face Wash Recalled

Norwalk, CT (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Beiersdorf, Inc. is recalling Nivea for Men-Double Action Face Wash (described further below) because the product contains the unapproved color additive acid red 14 (formerly certifiable as Ext. D&C Red No. 10).

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

a) Nivea for Men-Double Action Face Wash 5 Fl. OZ 150mL tube. Recall #F-292-1;
b) Men's Grooming Kit containing Nivea for Men-Double Action Face Wash 0.5 Fl. OZ. 15 mL tube.

Recall #F-293-1.

All lots.

Beiersdorf, inc., Juvena, Germany.

Beiersdorf, Inc., Norwalk, CT, by e-mail on 2/08/01 and by letter on
2/14/01. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.


a) 5 fl. Oz.,  2,142 cases

b) 0.5 fl. Oz. in kits, 33,000 cases.

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 March 14, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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