Pfizer Halcion, Ponstan & Xanax Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Pfizer Australia recalls certain Halcion, Ponstan and Xanax due to failure to provide child-resistant closures on packaging, possible child poisoning hazards. ACCC:

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Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Drugs are subject to this recall:

  • Halcion (Triazolam) & Ponstan (Mefenamic Acid) & Xanax (Alprazolam) – all Batches
  • Halcion (Triazolam) 0.125 mg tablets, bottles of 50 AUST R number: 12304
  • Ponstan (Mefenamic Acid) 250 mg capsules, bottles of 50 AUST R number: 14387
  • Xanax (Alprazolam) 2mg tablets, bottles of 50 AUST R number: 53931 (Discontinued December 2013)

According to the ACCC, the recalled Drugs have been supplied in containers without child-resistant closures. Please note that there is no concern regarding the quality or safety of this medicine other than the absence of child resistant packaging. If, however, children gain access to the recalled Drugs listed above there is the potential for inadvertent poisoning.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Drugs, please consult your physician for an alternate treatment and then return the unused product to the place of purchase for a full refund.


Additional information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2015/14593
Recalls Direct RIN: 4991-2015
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