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November 30, 1999

Home Care Supply Holdings Liquid Medical Oxygen Recalled

Bethpage, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Home Care Supply Holdings is recalling Liquid Medical Oxygen USP, contained in cyrogenic units, used for respiratory therapy, because of good manufacturing practice deviations including but not limited to failure to assay for identity and strength.

This Class II recall was initiated by the company, July 7, 1999, by letter.  This is the first notice the FDA has issued to the general public of the recall.  The FDA considers this recall to be complete.

35 vessels were distributed in New York and affects all lots transfilled between 1/11/99 and 4/19/99 and lot #05119961 transfilled on 5/11-12/99.  The firm estimated that none remained in commerce.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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