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