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November 30, 1999

Abbott Laboratories Spectinomycin Dihydrochloride Pentahydrate Recalled

North Chicago, IL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Abbott Laboratories is recalling Spectinomycin Dihydrochloride Pentahydrate, Bulk Drug Substance, Rx non-sterile special grade bulk antibiotic, because of iron contamination.

This ongoing Class III recall was initiated by the company, October 1, 1999 by letter.  This is the first notice the FDA has issued to the general public of the recall.

Over 4,459 kgs were distributed in Italy, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and bear the lot numbers of 53-049-CD, 53-059-CD, 53-060-CD, 53-061-CD, 53-085-CD, 53-086-CD, 53-087-CD,53-088-CD and 54-188-CD.

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

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