Mislabeled Aquarium Parasite Treatment Product Recalled by Fritz

Mislabeled Aquarium Parasite Treatment Product Recalled by Fritz
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March 22, 2016

An aquarium care product is being recalled due to an error on the label.

Fritz Industries is voluntarily recalling its Mardel Coppersafe parasite treatment for aquariums. The product bears incorrect dosage instructions on its label. Upon use, the incorrect instructions would result in a 217 percent increase in active ingredient concentration, potentially compromising the health of the aquatic creatures.

The product was sold in 16 ounce and one gallon packages. These are designed to treat 378 and 3024 gallons of water, respectively. National Drug Code (NDC) 53745-013-38 appears on the packaging. Two lot numbers are included in the recall: 2824FID101(with expiration date 10/09/2016) and 3244FID101(expiration 11/20/2016).

The company is recalling about 368 gallons of the product.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers this action to be a Class II recall, meaning that exposure to this product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences. The risk of serious health issues is small.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Fritz Aquatics at (800) 955-1323.