|FOOD AND DRUG
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
March 10, 1999
Oxygen, USP, Rx, compressed, in high pressure cylinders, E, D,
and A size;
Oxygen, USP, Rx, liquefied, in GP-4500 and GP-5500 vessels;
Medical Air, USP, Rx, compressed, in high pressure cylinders,
Size 233. Recall #D-129/131-9.
Medical Air USP: 18L981 18L982
Medical Oxygen USP: 05L981 05L982 05L983
18L981 18L982 01M981 02M981
02M982 04M981 04M982 07M981
07M982 07M983 07M984 07M985
07M986 08M981 08M982.
Red Ball Oxygen Co., Inc., Shreveport, Louisiana.
Manufacturer, by fax followed by letter dated December 18, 1998, and telephone.
Firm-initiated recall ongoing.
Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas.
a) 1,008 cylinders; b) 6 cylinders; c) 2 cylinders were distributed.
Current good manufacturing practice deviations including but not limited to: Lack of
documented assay results for purity and identity and Lack of equipment calibration