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SafetyAlerts
October 3, 2002

Pfizer Has Recalled Listerine

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the following information.

PRODUCT
a) Listerine Essential Care Gel Toothpaste, 0.9 oz tube (Eucalyptol 0.738%, Menthol 0.340%, Methyl salicylate 0.480%, Thymol 0.511%, Sodium monofluorophosphate 0.76% (0.13% Fluoride Ion). Recall # D-422-2;
b) Listerine Essential Care Tartar Control Gel Toothpaste, 0.9 oz tube, (Eucalyptol 0.738%, Menthol 0.340%, Methyl salicylate 0.480%, Thymol 0.511%, Sodium monofluorophosphate 0.76% (0.13% Fluoride Ion). Recall # D-423-2.

CODE
All Lots packaged as follows:
Professional Samples -- Not for Retail Sale
Trial Size Tartar Control Gel Case UPC 1 03 12547 43450 5
Case containing 72/0.9 ounce tubes
Trial Size Gel
Case UPC 1 03 12547 43470 3
Case containing 72/0.9 ounce tubes.
Promotional Items as an on-pack with Listerine 1.0 L and 1.5 L (Gold, CoolMint, Fresh Burst, Tartar Control, Mixed Displays)
Bottles.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Pfizer, Consumer Healthcare Group, Morris Plains, NJ, by letters on May 22, 2002.
Manufacturer: Accupac, Inc., Mainland, PA. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Subpotent; active ingredient Methyl salicylate (stability).

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
12,649,365 tubes.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide and Puerto Rico.

 
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