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August 30, 1999

Emergency Allergy Treatment Ana-Kits and Ana-Guard Recalled

Epinephrine Injection Found to be Sub-Potent

SPOKANE, WA (SafetyAlerts) - Hollister-Stier Laboratories LLC is voluntarily recalling some of their Ana-Kit® and Ana-Gaurd® Anaphylaxis Emergency Treatment Kits. The company is taking this action after being notified by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories (U.S.) that they were voluntarily recalling several lots of their Epinephrine Injection product that is used in the Ana-Kit were found to be subpotent.

The Ana-Kits are a full allergy treatment kit while the Ana-Guard is only the Epinephrine Injection syringe in it's own holder.  These treatments are available to consumers nationwide for treating severe allergic reactions due to stinging insects, foods, pollens, dusts, molds, drugs, and exercise or unknown substances.

Exact lot numbers are not yet available.  Each kit was distributed under the Bayer Label with the Hollister-Stier trademark.  Hollister-Steir LLC. was, until recently, a subsidiary of Bayer Corporation.  In June of this year, the company bought its independence from Bayer.

"Although much of the product was sold prior to our separation with Bayer, Hollister-Steir is prepared to handle all the requirements of this recall, stated Anthony Bonanzino, President and CEO of Hollister-Steir "Replacement kits will be available to our customers immediately"

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories is expected to release information on the specific lot numbers in the near future.   Consumers with questions can call Hollister-Steir at 800-225-6443

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