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August 17, 1999

Whitehall-Robins Healthcare Recalls Riopan Plus

Richmond, VA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Whitehall-Robins Healthcare is recalling Riopan Plus because of mislabeling.  The label declares preservatives not in product - Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, and Benzyl Alcohol.

PRODUCT
Riopan Plus Suspension, OTC buffer antacid plus anti-gas combination:
a) Riopan Plus Suspension, Antacid & Anti-Gas, in 12 fluid ounce bottles. NDC #0573-3210-20;
b) Riopan Plus; Double Strength Suspension Antacid & Anti-Gas, in 12 fluid ounce bottles. NDC #0573-3220-20.

Recall #D-300/301-9.

CODE
The following represent all lots currently on the market:
(a)
3971121 EXP 7/99
3971879 EXP 8/99
3971960 EXP 9/99
3972064 EXP 11/99
3981108 EXP 1/00
3981542 EXP 1/00
3981330 EXP 3/00
3981358 EXP 4/00
3981670 EXP 6/00
3981596 EXP 7/00
3982317 EXP 8/00
3982318 EXP 9/00
3981746 EXP 9/00
3982341 EXP 10/01
(b)
3971123 EXP 7/99
3971124 EXP 8/99
3971961 EXP 10/99
3971880 EXP 10/99
3971965 EXP 12/99
3981109 EXP 1/00
3981465 EXP 1/00
3981331 EXP 2/00
3981673 EXP 2/00
3981574 EXP 3/00
3981349 EXP 4/00
3982023 EXP 5/00
3982024 EXP 5/00
3982134 EXP 6/00
3981376 EXP 6/00
3981598 EXP 7/00
3982319 EXP 8/00
3982320 EXP 8/00
3982321 EXP 9/00
3981747 EXP 9/00
3982322 EXP 10/01.

MANUFACTURER
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Rouses Point, New York.

RECALLED BY
Whitehall-Robins Healthcare, Richmond, Virginia, by letter dated June 30, 1999. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
1,421,000 bottles have been distributed between August 1997 and June 1999.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.