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October 21, 2001

Abbott Laboratories Recalls Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection

Rocky Mount, NC (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Abbott Laboratories is recalling Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection, USP 10 mg/mL, 30 mL (PCA Vial) NDC 0074-46030-04, Rx only.

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

PRODUCT
Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection, USP 10 mg/mL, 30 mL (PCA Vial) NDC 0074-46030-04, Rx only, Recall # D-035-2.

CODE
Lot Numbers and Exp. Dates.69-226 DK, 01 APR 2002;
72-515 DK, 01 JUL 2002;
72-389 DK, 01 JUL 2002;
73-117 DK, 01 AUG 2002;
73-279 DK, 01 AUG 2002;
74-609 DK, 01 SEP 2002;
74-395 DK, 01 SEP 2002;
75-220 DK, 01 OCT 2002;
76-402 DK, 01 NOV 2002.

RECALLING FIRM/ MANUFACTURER
Abbott Laboratories Rocky Mount, NC, by letter dated 11/2/01.

REASON
Mislabeling; Vial label has the numeric graduations for volume (mL) and dosage (mg) transposed relative to the legend titles.

PRODUCT
712,950 units.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide
.

 
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