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March 13, 2003

Pharmascience Has Recalled Rhinaris, Lubricating Nasal Mist

 (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following information.

PRODUCT
Rhinaris, Lubricating Nasal Mist, non-medicated, Mixture of polyethylene glycol 15%, and propylene glycol 5% in a solution containing 0.02% benzalkonium chloride as a preservative. 33 FL. OZ. (10 mL) and 1 FL. OZ. (30 mL) bottles. NDC 51817-071-01(.33 fl oz), NDC 51817-071-02
(1 fl oz). Recall # D-160-3.

CODE
209281, Exp. MA 07 (MA = May)-----.33 fl oz. bottles; 209280, Exp. MA 07 (MA=May)-------1 fl. oz bottles.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Pharmascience, Inc., Tonawanda, NY, by letters on February 5, 2003 and February 11, 2003.
Manufacturer: Pharmascience┬Ş Inc., Montreal, Canada. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Microbial Contamination: Pseudomonas fluorescens.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
10,000 bottles (.33);
1,345 bottles (1 fl. Oz.).

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

 

 
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