Recalls & Alerts Published by NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been informed that the Ugandan National Drug Authority (NDA) on 25th May, 2017 cautioned against the use of TobraDex eye ointment because it could cause blindness. The warning was issued after the NDA observed that inscription on boxes containing tobraDex eye ointment was written in Turkish language instead of English.

NAFDAC hereby cautions Healthcare providers and the General public against the use of TobraDex eye ointment and all medicines that are not labelled in English Language. All medicines authorized for sale in Nigeria must be properly labelled in English Language so that Healthcare providers and patients can have adequate understanding of the direction for their use.

Healthcare professionals and the general public are encouraged to report medicines that are not labelled in English Language to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFADC PRASCOR (20543 TOLL FREE from all networks) or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NAFDAC………..Safeguarding the Health of the Nation!!!

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been informed by the US FDA that Datascope Corp. is voluntarily performing a field correction of certain Intra-Aortic Ballon Pumps (IABPs) due to a potential electrical test failure code. This field correction also applies to any System 98 or System 98XT IABP that was converted to a CS100i or CS300 IABP.

Patients receiving IABP therapy are in critical condition and sudden interruption of therapy could result in unsafe, hemodynamic instability.

Datascope received a complaint that has been associated with a patient death due to the failure of the device to initiate therapy. This complaint involved a CS300 IABP that did not pump due to an electrical test failure code #58 (power up vent tests fail), maintenance code #3, and an autofill failure. An electrical test failure code #58 is caused by a solenoid valve requiring more power than the solenoid driver board can deliver to open the valve.

The affected IABP units were distributed worldwide (in over 100 countries). There are approximately 12,000 affected units sold globally.

The details of the affected units are as follows:

AFFECTED PRODUCT

PART NUMBER

CS100i IABP 0998-UC-0446HXX; 0998-UC-0479HXX

CS100 IABP 0998-00-3013-XX;  0998-UC-3013-XX

CS300 IABP

0998-00-3023-XX;  0998-UC-3023-XX

Distribution Dates:     March 23, 2003, and December 11, 2013

Healthcare provider’s action

Maquet/Getinge indicates that the risk-benefit of using an affected CS100i, CS100 or CS300 IABP should be assessed by the medical team for each patient when no alternative IABP or alternative therapy is available. Please adhere to the following instructions when using affected devices:

  • Pursuant to the USER Instruction WARNINGS, clinicians are instructed not to leave the patient unattended during IABP therapy.
  • An additional hazard associated with a sudden shutdown is related to the static condition (no inflating or deflating) of the balloon during the interruption of therapy. It is important to note the following WARNING in the CS100i, CS100 or CS300 IABP Operating Instructions Manual:
  • WARNING: The patient balloon should not remain inactive in the patient (i.e., not inflating or deflating) for more than 30 minutes due to the potential for thrombus formation.
  • Until the service is performed, Datascope recommends powering on the IABP prior to inserting the IAB catheter to allow the IABP to successfully complete its self-test. This action will take less than 60 seconds to perform. In the event the IABP fails to successfully complete the self-test and exhibits electrical test failure code 58, please remove the IABP from service and contact your local Maquet/Getinge Sales & Service Office.
  • A service representative from Datascope will be replacing the defective solenoid driver boards. Customers having affected IABP unit(s) will be contacted by a representative of the Maquet/Getinge Service Team to schedule on-site service.

Healthcare providers and patients should report adverse events associated with the use of this system to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFADC PRASCOR (20543 TOLL FREE from all networks) or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NAFDAC………..Safeguarding the Health of the Nation!!!

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been informed that Hungarian Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI) on 31st May, 2017, directed all relevant retail stores to discard from their stores, shelves Golden Temple®, Swad®, and Maya® flour products, due to possible E.coli 0121 contamination .The directive was sequel to recall alert issued by smucker Foods of Canada Corp, in collaboration with the US .Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The affected products were produced by Ardent Mills located in Saskatoon, SK Canada and packaged in 20lb paper bags.

E.coli is bacteria that live naturally in the intestine of humans and animals. If ingested in food could cause stomach upset and infection which sometimes can be life threatening.

Details of Affected Products.

S/N PRODUCT DESCRIPTION SIZE UPC CODES LOT CODES BEST BEFORE DATE
1 Maya Durm Wheat Atta Flour. 20 lbs 020843 10019

6 286548

6 287548

No Best if use by  on Bag
2 Swad® Durum Atta Flour Chapatti Flour. 20 lbs 051179 160309

6 294548

6 299548

6 300548

6 308548

No Best if use by  on Bag
3 Golden Temple®  #1 Fine Durum Atta Flour Blend 20 lbs 059000 405407

6 286548

6 299548

Best if use by January, 2018.
4 Golden Temple. Fine Durum Atta Flour Blend 20 lbs 059000415567

6 287548

6 288548

6 294548

6 295548

6 300548

6 301548

6 306548

6 307548

6 308548

Best if use by January ,2018

v  All outlets and consumers with these products should immediately stop their sale and use; kindly submit the unwholesome products to the nearest NAFDAC office for appropriate action. Importers are advised not to import these products into Nigeria.

NAFDAC..........Safeguarding the health of the nation!!!

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