Sandoz Recalls Losartan Potassium and Ezetimibe Prescription Drug Bottles Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirements
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Sandoz-Recalls-Losartan-Potassium-and-Ezetimibe-Prescription-Drug-Bottles-Due-to-Failure-to-Meet-ChildResistant-Closure-Requirements
Name of Product: Losartan Potassium and Ezetimibe prescription drug bottles
Hazard: The prescription drug packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a poisoning risk if swallowed by children.
Consumers should immediately secure the medications to keep them out of the sight and reach of children and contact Sandoz for a free replacement child resistant bottle cap. Once the medication is secured, consumers can continue to use the medication as directed.
Sandoz at 800-525-8747 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday to Friday or online at www.us.sandoz.com and click on "Patients and Customers" then "Product Safety Notices."
Units: About 636,000
This recall involves bottles of prescription medications Losartan Potassium and Ezetimibe from Sandoz with certain lot numbers. The recalled bottles have "Sandoz," the name of the medication, dosage, and NDC on the front of the bottle labels and the lot number and expiration date on the side of the bottle labels. The recall includes the following:
Ezetimibe 10mg Tablets
30 count bottle
Ezetimibe 10mg Tablets
90 count bottle
Losartan Potassium 50mg Tablets
30 count bottle
Incidents/Injuries: None Reported
Sold At: Clinics and pharmacies nationwide as a prescribed medicine from July 2018 through August 2019. The container was included in the price of the medication, which varied based on quantities prescribed, health insurance terms and other factors.
Distributor: Sandoz Inc., of Princeton, N.J.
Manufactured in: Slovenia
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Recall Number: 19-194
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