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April 4, 2001

Steris Laboratories Recalls Vercuronium Bromide Injection

Phoenix, AZ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Steris Laboratories, Inc. has recalled Vercuronium Bromide Injection because of a lack of assurance of sterility-filter validation.

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

Vercuronium Bromide Injection, 10 mg, 1 mg/ml.

Recall #D-149-1.

Lot 99M090 Schein Pharmaceutical (NDC 0364-3061-33)

Lot 99M130 Schein Pharmaceutical (NDC 0364-3062-33)
Lot 99N140 American Pharmaceutical Partners (NDC 63323-414-10)

Steris Laboratories, Inc., Phoenix, AZ.

Manufacturer, by letters on 02/12/01. Firm-initiated recall

AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, ME, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV, Puerto Rico and Canada.

36510 lot 99M090, 48150 lot 99M130, 47110 lot 99N140.

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

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