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April 11, 2002

Abbott Laboratories Has Recalled Pentothal

Abbott Park, IL  (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Abbott Laboratories has recalled Pentothal, Ready to Mix Syringe, Thiopental Sodium for Injection, 500 mg. 2.5% (25 mg/mL) vial, 20 ml Abboject Syringe, and Sterile Water in a 20 mL Fliptop Vial and Injector.

PRODUCT
Pentothal, Ready to Mix Syringe, Thiopental Sodium for Injection, 500 mg. 2.5% (25 mg/mL) vial, 20 ml Abboject Syringe, and Sterile Water in a 20 mL Fliptop Vial and Injector, 25 kits per case. Recall # D-
223-2.

CODE
Lot No. 80-076-DK.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, by letter dated
February 15, 2002.

Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories, Rocky Mount, NC.
Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Component Mix-up.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
18,000 units.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide
.

 
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