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May 29, 2002

3M Pharmaceuticals Has Recalled MAXAIR Inhaler

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

P
RODUCT
MAXAIR Inhaler With Oral Adapter (pirbuterol acetate) 0.2 mg per actuation, 25.6g Inhalation Aerosol, 300 metered inhalations, Rx only.
Recall # D-264-2.

CODE
Lot Numbers Expiration Date
000644 August ?03
000756 August ?03
000947 October ?03
001009 Nov. ?03
001110 Dec. ?03
001111 Dec. ?03
010025 Jan. ?04
010195 March ?04
010413 April ?04
010283 March ?04
010482 May ?04
010580 June ?04
010708 July ?04
010709 July ?04
010414 May ?04
011210 Dec. ?04

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: 3M Pharmaceuticals, Inc., St. Paul, MN, by letters dated May 6, 2002.
Manufacturer: 3M Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Northridge, CA.
Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Defective container; inhaler may stick intermittently and patients may not receive the expected puff of medication.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
737,975 inhalers.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

 
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