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July 11, 2002

Astrazeneca Pharmacuetical Has Recalled Xylocaine 2% Jelly

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

PRODUCT
Xylocaine 2% Jelly (lidocaine HCL), For Topical Use Only, 20 mL syringe, Rx only, Sterile, Single Use Syringe, NDC 0186-0336-53. Recall #
D-340-2.

CODE
Lot Numbers: CB652 Exp 8/02;
DA725 EXP 7/03.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Astrazeneca Pharmacuetical LP., Wilmington, DE, by letter on June 10, 2002.
Manufacturer: Astrazeneca Lquid production [LPS] Karlskoga.
Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Stability-super potency/low fill: Product may have low syringe fill volume and high lidocaine assay.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
51,740.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

 
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