200,000 bottles of Lipitor recalled

October 8, 2010 2:46:51 PM PDT
Pfizer has announced the recall of nearly 200,000 bottles of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.

The recall is due to a musty odor.

The company says it received three complaints about the problem.

However, a spokesperson says the odor is not likely to cause anyone to get sick.

You may remember Johnson and Johnson also recalled several batches of Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl due to a musty odor in January.

Full Lipitor recall announcement:

PRODUCT
Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium), tablets, 40 mg, 90 count bottle, Rx Only, NDC 0071-0157-23. Recall # D-939-2010

CODE
Lots 0855020, 0819020, 0842020, 0843020, 0854020; All Exp 01/13

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Pfizer Inc., New York, NY, by letters on August 18, 2010.?
Manufacturers: Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Ireland;
Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland Gmbh, Freiburg, Germany; Rexam, Las Piedras Puerto Rico. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Chemical Contamination: complaints of an uncharacteristic odor identified as 2, 4, 6 tribromoanisole.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
4,607,808 bottles

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide


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