Treatment Ana-Kits and Ana-Guard Recalled
August 30, 1999
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
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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