August 16, 2001Chloroquine Recalled by Hawkins
MN (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Hawkins Chemical, Inc. is recalling Chloroquine Phosphate Bulk Powder because bottles labeled to
contain Chloroquine Phosphate Powder were found to contain Clonodine.
This is the first public notice of
this Class I
recall issued by the FDA.
Chloroquine Phosphate Bulk Powder, for compounding, in bottles labeled as containing 5,
25, 100, or 500 grams per bottle. The bottles are also labeled as packaged by Universal
Chemical, St. Peter, MN.
Code: Lot UC99020502, Packaged 02/99, CAS 50-63-5
Mix-up; bottles labeled to contain Chloroquine Phosphate Powder were found to contain
Clonodine, an Anti-hypertensive drug.
China North Industries Nanjing Corporation, Nanjing, China,
Hawkins Chemical, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, sent Recall letters dated 1/24/01 and 1/25/01 to
the direct account and sub-account that received the 5-gram bottles of the drug.
FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
AZ, CA, FL, LA, MN, OR, SC, TN, UT
The following numbers of bottles of chloroquine phosphate, having lot number UC99020502,
were shipped: four 5-gram bottles; twenty 25-gram bottles; twenty 100-gram bottles; and
five 500-gram bottles.
Questions concerning this recall may be directed
to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
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