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TING Foot Spray FDA Recall

Recall: Athlete’s Foot Spray May Cause Cancer

The FDA and Insight Pharmaceuticals have announced a voluntary, nationwide recall of TING® 2% Miconazole Nitrate Athlete’s Foot Spray. During a recent review, inspectors noted the presence of a known carcinogenic substance within some lots of the spray.

As of the writing of this notice, the FDA has not yet received any serious adverse event reports related to this recall. 

SUMMARY

Date of Recall:

Announced: November 24, 2023

Public Notification: November 24, 2023

Name(s) of Drug:

TING® 2% Miconazole Nitrate Athlete’s Foot Spray Antifungal SprayPowder

Company Name:

Insight Pharmaceuticals

Drug Indication:

Athlete’s Foot

TING Foot Spray FDA Recall

Product Description

Pharmacies and online retailers nationwide distributed the recalled product. The spray was packaged in green and white aerosol cans with green plastic caps. Consumers can view lot numbers printed on the bottom of the can. 

Reason for Recall

Routine testing found that the lots involved contained elevated levels of benzene, a known human carcinogen. Benzene is not an ingredient in the product and has contaminated the spray through the propellant. 

Impact

Consumers who continue to use the recalled product put themselves at a high risk of exposure to elevated levels of benzene, which is absorbed through the lungs, mouth, or skin. Exposure to benzene may lead to life-threatening conditions such as leukemia or certain blood cancers and disorders. 

Lot Information

Consumers who use this product should compare the lot number found on the bottom of the can, as well as other identifying information, with those listed on the chart below. If they are a match, read further to determine the necessary additional steps that must be taken to comply with the recall. 

Product
NDC #
Lot Code
Expiration Date
TING® 2% Miconazole Nitrate Athlete’s Foot Spray Antifungal Spray Powder, 4.5oz/128g

63736-532-05

OH88645

07/2024

TING® 2% Miconazole Nitrate Athlete’s Foot Spray Antifungal Spray Powder, 4.5oz/128g

63736-532-05

OB88345

02/2024

FDA.gov

Have you found that your medication is part of the recall? Here’s what you should do:

Consumers

  1. Call your doctor right away. Report the use of the recalled medication. 
  2. Monitor your health for adverse symptoms and notify your physician of any concerns.
  3. Consumers with questions may contact Insight Pharmaceuticals at (800) 344-7239. They are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. They can also be reached via email at medicalaffairs@prestigebrands.com or their website at https://www.prestigebrands.com/contact
  4. If you are currently experiencing or have experienced an adverse reaction to this medication (listed above), notify your physician immediately and notify the FDA by calling 1-800-332-1088 or completing an online reporting form
  5. Contact MedWaste Management for information and assistance with disposing of the recalled medication. 

Retailer

  1. Examine all inventory and remove stock affected by the recall immediately. 
  2. Contact Insight Pharmaceuticals at (800) 344-7239. They are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. They can also be reached via email at medicalaffairs@prestigebrands.com or their website at https://www.prestigebrands.com/contact
  3. Notify them of any recalled batches that have already been sold to consumers.
  4. Notify affected consumers of recalled batches that they have already or will receive. 
  5. Contact MedWaste Management for information and assistance with disposing of the recalled medication. 

Wholesaler

  1. Examine all inventory and remove stock affected by the recall immediately. 
  2. Contact Insight Pharmaceuticals at (800) 344-7239. They are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. They can also be reached via email at medicalaffairs@prestigebrands.com or their website at https://www.prestigebrands.com/contact. Notify them of any recalled batches that have already been shipped to retailers.
  3. Notify affected retailers of recalled batches that they have already or will receive. 
  4. Contact MedWaste Management for information and assistance with disposing of the recalled medication. 

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