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May 21, 2003

Abbott Laboratories Has Recalled Various Drugs

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

a) Liposyn II 10%, Intravenous Fat Emulsion, 500 mL single
dose containers, Rx only. Recall # D-241-3;
b) Liposyn II 20%, Intravenous Fat Emulsion, 200 mL and 500
mL single dose containers, Rx only, Recall # D-242-3;
c) Liposyn III 10%, Intravenous Fat Emulsion, 500 mL single
dose containers, Rx only. Recall # D-243-3;
d) Liposyn III 20% Intravenous Fat Emulsion, 500 mL single
dose containers, Rx only. Recall # D-244-3;
e) Liposyn III 30%, Intravenous Fat Emulsion, 500 mL single
dose glass bottle, Rx only, Pharmacy Bulk Package, Not
for Direct Infusion Recall # D-245-3;
f) Propofol Abbott Injection, 10 mg/mL, 20mL, 50mL, 100mL
vials and 20 mL Ampoules, Emulsion for IV Injection or
Infusion Sterile, Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL
60064 Also sold as: Propofol Injection, 200mg/20mL,
Abbott Australasia PTY LYD, Kurnell 2231 Australia,
Abbott Laboratories (NZ) LTD, Naenae Lower Hutt New
Zealand Propofol Emulsion Inyectable I.V., 10 mg/mL,
500mg en 50 mL vial, Manufacturado por: Abbott
Laboratories, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA Propofol
Injection/Injectable, Abbott Laboratories Limited,
Laboratoires Abbott Limitee, Saint-Laurent, Qc H4S 1Z1
Propocam, Propofol.Emulsion Inyectable, 200mg, Fabricado
en Estados Unidos por: Abbott Laboratories North
Chicago, IL, Acondicionado y distribuido en Mexico por;
Abbott Laboratories de Mexico SA de CV Av Coyoacan No
1622, Col del Valle CP 03100, Mexico Propofol
Medicamento Generico Lei, 10 mg/ml, 5 frascos-ampola de
20 ml, Abbott Laboratories do Brasil Ltda PropoFlo,
propofol Ph Eur 10 mg/ml, 20 ml vials, injectable
anaesthetic for dogs and cats, Manufactured for: Abbott
Laboratories, Queenborough, Kent ME11 5EL, By Abbott
Laboratories, North Chicago, IL. Recall # D-246-3.

a) Lot 85396DE;
b) Lots 85394DE; 85393DE (200mL); Lots 84363DE, 84364DE,
85385DE, 85390DE, 85400DE, 84362DE, 85399DE (500mL).
c) Lot 85389DE;
d) Lots 84365DE, 84374DE, 84378DE, 85384DE, 85387DE,
85388DE, 85397DE, 85398DE, 85401DE;
e) Lot 84381DE;
f) Lots 84850Z7, 85718Z7, 84851Z7, 84839X7, 85712Z7,
85715Z7, 85726Z7, 84843Z7, 85711Z7, 85714Z7, 85717Z7,
84849Z7, 84842Z7, 85710Z7, 85724Z7, 85725Z7, 84841Z7,
84959Z7 (vet product).

Abbott Laboratories HPD/ADD, Abbott Park, IL, by letter dated March 31, 2003. Firm initiated recall is

Contaminated, product contains stainless steel particles.

157,164 bottles; 449,520 vials.

Nationwide, and Canada, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Lithuania, Bosnia, Pakistan, Australia, Mexico,
Malaysia, Hong Kong, Malta, Croatia, Bulgaria, Brazil, England, Italy. Please Note: The Propofol products
were not distributed in the US.

Selected Recent Recalls

Health Professional:

Did you know?
During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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