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November 15, 2001

BETCO Recalls Antibacterial Hand Cleaner

Toledo, OH  (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that BETCO Corporation is recalling Antibacterial Hand Cleaner.

This is the first public notice of this Class llI recall issued by the FDA.

PRODUCT
a) BETCO brand Premium Antibacterial Hand Cleaner with Aloe
(catalog #73644) - Active Ingredient - Chloroxylenol 0.5%,
Recall # D-027-2.

The recalled products are packed and distributed in the following size/type containers:

Premium Antibacterial Hand Cleaner (#73644):
55-gallon drums; sold individually - NDC #65601-736-55;
5-gallon pails; sold individually - NDC #65601-736-05; 1-gallon containers; 4 per case - NDC #65601-736-04; 16 oz bottles; 12 per case - NDC #65601-736-36;8 oz bottles; 12 per case - NDC #65601-736-68;4 oz bottles; 24 per case - NDC #65601-736-24; 1100 ml Bag-In-Box; 10 per case - NDC #65601-736-10; 900 ml Bag-In-Box; 12 per case - NDC #65601-736-19; 500 ml Bag-In-Box; 18 per case - NDC #65601-736-88;

b) BETCO brand Winning Hands Pearlized Antiseptic Lotion Hand Cleaner (catalog #14104) - Active Ingredient - Chloroxylenol 0.375%, Recall # D-028-2.

Winning Hands Pearlized Antiseptic Lotion Hand Cleaner (#14104):
55-gallon drums; sold individually - NDC #65601-141-55;
5-gallon pails; sold individually - NDC #65601-141-05;
1-gallon containers; 4 per case - NDC #65601-141-04;
4 oz bottles; 24 per case - NDC #65601-141-24;
1100 ml Bag-In-Box; 10 per case - NDC #65601-141-10;
900 ml Bag-In-Box; 12 per case - NDC #65601-141-19;
500 ml Bag-In-Box; 18 per case - NDC #65601-141-88;
CODE
a) Premium Antibacterial Hand Cleaner with Aloe (#73644):
Lot Numbers: 2690, 2770, 2850, 2980, 3010, 3080, 3210, 3320, 3410, 3460, 3540, 0041, 0521, 0651, 0781, 0871, 0941, 1011, 1161, 1211, 1281, 1371, 1431, 1571, 1601, 1691, 1761, 1901, 1931, 1971, 2061, 2071, 2131, 2201, 2291, 2351, 2491, 2531, 2571, 2611.

Expiration Dates: 9/25/2001, 10/3/2001, 10/11/2001, 10/24/2001, 10/27/2001, 11/3/2001, 11/16/2001, 11/27/2001, 12/6/2001, 12/11/2001, 12/19/2001, 1/4/2002, 1/9/2002, 1/16/2002, 1/25/2002, 1/31/2002, 2/10/2002, 2/21/2002, 3/6/2002, 3/19/2002, 3/28/2002, 4/4/2002, 4/11/2002, 4/26/2002, 5/1/2002, 5/8/2002, 5/17/2002, 5/23/2002, 6/6/2002, 6/9/2002, 6/18/2002, 6/25/2002, 7/9/2002, 7/12/2002, 7/16/2002, 7/25/2002, 7/26/2002, 8/1/2002, 8/8/2002, 8/17/2002, 8/23/2002, 9/6/2002, 9/10/2002, 9/14/2002, 9/18/2002.

b) Winning Hands Pearlized Antiseptic Lotion Hand Cleaner (#14104):

Lot Numbers:
2710, 2770, 2920, 2990, 3040, 3140, 3220, 3340, 3400, 3490, 3560, 0041, 0111, 0221, 0241, 0321, 0441, 0471, 0591, 0671, 0791, 0861, 0931, 0991, 1131, 1231, 1291, 1421, 1561, 1591, 1691, 1721, 1801, 1871, 1941, 2041, 2081, 2191, 2251, 2281, 2331, 2411, 2491, 2571, 2641.

Expiration dates:
9/28/2001, 10/3/2001, 10/18/2001, 10/25/2001, 10/30/2001,11/9/2001, 11/17/2001, 11/29/2001, 12/5/2001, 12/14/2001, 12/21/2001, 1/4/2002, 1/11/2002, 1/22/2002, 1/24/2002, 2/1/2002, 2/13/2002, 2/16/2002, 2/28/2002, 3/8/2002, 3/20/2002, 3/27/2002, 4/3/2002, 4/9/2002, 4/23/2002, 5/3/2002, 5/9/2002, 5/22/2002, 6/5/2002, 6/8/2002, 6/18/2002, 6/21/2002, 6/29/2002, 7/6/2002, 7/13/2002, 7/23/2002, 7/27/2002, 8/7/2002, 8/13/2002, 8/16/2002, 8/21/2002, 8/29/2002, 9/6/2002, 9/14/2002, 9/21/2002.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
BETCO Corporation Toledo, OH, by letters on 10/1/2001. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Unapproved dye in products.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
a) Antibacterial HC - 43, 225 -gals total = all pkg. sizes and configurations
b) Antiseptic HC - 123,000 gals total - all pkg. sizes and configurations.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide and Japan, British Columbia
.

 
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