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Posted December 11, 2002

Recall of Calcium Supplement Possibly Contaminated with Antibiotic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following Class II recall information in its December 11, 2002 Enforcement Report. A Class II recall is a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote:

PRODUCT Natural Oyster Shell Calcium 500 mg Tablets in 100 count bottles. The product is shipped in cases that contain 72 of the 100 count bottles. The brand name of the product is Kaiser Permanente. Recall # F-095-3.

CODE Lot #5235 exp. Jun 04.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Recalling Firm: Dixon Shane, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, by telephone on November 19, 2001. Manufacturer: Vicen Nutritional, Swedesboro, NJ. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON The product was manufactured under conditions whereby it may have been cross-contaminated with amoxicillin.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 5436 bottles.

DISTRIBUTION CA and OR.