|FOOD AND DRUG
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
September 2, 1998PRODUCT
Amway brand "FORMUCARE" Triple Antibiotic Ointment (Bacitracin-Neomycin
Sulfate-Polymyxin B Sulfate), net wt. 28.35 g (1 oz.). An OTC topical antibiotic used for
first aid. Manufactured for Amway Corporation, Ada, MI. Recall #D-230-8.
Lot M255, expiration date 1/2000 Lot M211, expiration date 12/1999
Amway product codes: Triple antibiotic ointment
A-5600; Antifungal Cream A-5569.
Thames Pharmacal Co., Inc., Ronkonkoma, New York.
Manufacturer, by verbal direction to distributer on May 18, 1998 and by letter August 3,
1998. Firm-initiated recall on-going.
Amway Coporation, East Ada, Michigan.
1,308.5 cases were distributed.
Mispackaging - some tubes of Amway brand "FORMUCARE" Antifungal Cream were
packaged into cartons labeled "Formucare" Triple Antibiotic Ointment and