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August 16, 2001

Chloroquine Recalled by Hawkins Chemical

Minneapolis, 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.

PRODUCT:
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.

RECALL NUMBER:
D-281-1.

Code: Lot UC99020502, Packaged 02/99, CAS 50-63-5

REASON:
Mix-up; bottles labeled to contain Chloroquine Phosphate Powder were found to contain Clonodine, an Anti-hypertensive drug.

MANUFACTURER/RECALLING FIRM:
China North Industries Nanjing Corporation, Nanjing, China,

RECALLED BY:
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:
Ongoing

DISTRIBUTION:
AZ, CA, FL, LA, MN, OR, SC, TN, UT

QUANTITY:
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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers August 16, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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