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Introvale Birth Control Recall- Packaging Error

Laura Hosford-Yunker4 years ago

Sandoz is recalling several lots of their Introvale birth control due to a packaging error which could leave women at risk for unintended pregnancy.

Birth Control Pills Placed in Package Incorrectly

On June 5, 2012 Sandoz and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a precautionary recall of the Birth Control Introvale due to an error in packaging.

The packaging flaw was caused by an incorrect placement of the white placebo pills. This error was brought to light when one consumer found the white placebo pills in the ninth row instead of the thirteenth row, which is the correct location.

The three month birth control package should contain 13 weeks of pills. The first twelve weeks should be peach colored active tablets and the last week of pills should be the white placebo pills. Any consumer who finds a placebo pill in an incorrect location should contact their health care professional immediately.

Description of Recalled Birth Control Pills

  • Each three-month blister card contains 84 peach-colored active tablets and seven white placebo tablets in 13 rows.
  • The lot numbers for this recall include following: LF00478C, LF00479C, LF00551C, LF00552C, LF00687C, LF00688C, LF00763C, LF00764C, LF00765C and LF01261C.
  • This birth control was distributed nationwide between January 2011 and May 2012.
  • Each pack says Introvale in big, dark letters at the top.
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