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November 30, 1999

AstraZeneca Hibistat Germicidal Hand Rinse Recalled

Wilmington, DE (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that AstraZeneca is recalling Hibistat Germicidal hand rinse (NDC #0310-0575-08), used by health care professional as a germicidial hand rinse, because of alcohol low potency and specific gravity failure; rework without current good manufacturing practice control.

This ongoing Class III recall was initiated by the company, October 14, 1999 by letter.  This is the first notice the FDA has issued to the general public of the recall.

Over 33,000 were distributed nationwide and in Saudi Arabia and bear the lot number and expiration date of #3152B EXP 4/01.

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

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