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September 2, 2003

G & W Labs Has Recalled Pain Relieving Rub

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

PRODUCT
Pain Relieving Rub, (Menthol 10% and Methyl salicylate 15%), Greaseless/Stainless Analgesic Cream, Net Wt. 4 oz (114 g) tubes, Manufactured by G & W Laboratories, Inc., South Plainfield, NJ. Also sold under other brand names as
---- Greaseless Pain Relieving Rub, Greaseless/Stainless
Analgesic Cream, Distributed by: Happy Harry's, Inc.,
Newark, DE.
---- Muscle Rub, Greaseless Pain Relieving Cream,
Distributed by Drug Guild Distributors, Inc., Glen
Rock, NJ.
---- Pain Relieving Rub, Greaseless/Stainless Analgesic
Cream, Distributed by Ingles, Asheville, NC.
---- Pain Relieving Cream, Greaseless, Distributed by
Navarro Distribution Center, Inc., Miami, FL.
---- Muscle Rub, Distributed By: Kerr Drug Inc., Durham, NC
---- Muscle Rub, Greaseless, Stainless, Pain Relieving Rub,
Distributed by: Select Brand Distributors, Pine Bluff,
AR. Recall # D-318-3.

CODE
Lot No/Exp. Date:
2087-2 Exp. 04/2004;
2139-9 Exp. 05/2004;
2140-2 Exp. 06/2004;
2159-2 Exp. 06/2004;
2204-1 Exp. 08/2004;
2220-1 Exp. 08/2004;
2270-3 Exp. 10/2004.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
G & W Labs, Inc., South Plainfield, NJ, by letters on July 24, 2003. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Subpotent (methyl salicylate) 12 month stability.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
24,315 tubes.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide
.

 
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