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May 21, 2003

Watson Diagnostics Has Recalled Nicotine Polacrilex Gum

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

PRODUCT
Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP, 4 mg (Active ingredient (in each piece) 4 mg nicotine), STARTER KITS (each
carton contains 108 Chewing Pieces in blister packs) and REFILL KITS (each carton contains 48 Chewing
Pieces in blister packs)--- Distributed under the following private labeling: ----CVS pharmacy brand,
POLACRILEX GUM USP, NICOTINE 4 mg, ORIGINAL, ---- Rugby brand, nicotine polacrilex gum, USP, 4 mg
(nicotine, ---- Walgreens brand, Nicotine Gum 4 mg, nicotine polacrilex, USP, --- LEADER brand, Nicotine
Gum, Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP, 4 mg (nicotine).
Recall # D-225-3.

CODE
Lot numbers: 4NG02021-Exp Date 07/01/2004;
4NL02133-Exp Date 11/01/2004.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Watson Diagnostics, Inc., Corona, CA, by letter dated April 7, 2003. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Contamination: pieces of latex gloves were found in the gum.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
19,853 cartons (total for both lots).

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

 
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