November 30, 1999AstraZeneca 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
Questions concerning this recall may
be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
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