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Recall of Ting® Athlete’s Foot Spray

Insight Pharmaceuticals, in cooperation with the FDA, is recalling two lots of the popular, Ting® Athlete’s Foot Spray. Independent researchers discovered dangerous levels of Benzene, a human carcinogen, present in the product. While Benzene is approved for use within the spray’s propellant, it is not approved for use on humans, and exposure may lead to considerable long-term health ramifications.

Liquid Ting® products and lots not listed below are not included in the medication recall. However, the FDA is encouraging all consumers who use Ting® Antifungal Spray to compare their product’s lot information to avoid exposure to Benzene.

As of the writing of this notice, the FDA has not reported any adverse events related to this recall.  

Summary

Date of Recall:

Announced: February 1, 2024

Public Notification: February 2, 2024

Name(s) of Drug:

Ting® 1% Tolnaftate Athlete’s Foot Spray Antifungal Spray Liquid

Company Name:

Insight Pharmaceuticals

Drug Indication:

Athlete’s Foot

Ting can FDA recall

Product Description

Ting® Antifungal Foot Spray is available at retailers and pharmacies nationwide. The blue and white aerosol can is imprinted with lot codes on the bottom and the Ting® logo on the front. The current FDA recall applies to the 4.5oz/128 g can.

Reason for the Medication Recall

Inspections completed by the manufacturer using a third-party lab discovered the presence of elevated levels of Benzene within the foot spray. Benzene is used in the propellant that releases the product from the can but is not intended as a product ingredient.

Impacts

Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure, either by inhalation, consumption, or through the skin may result in cancer, more specifically, Leukemia, or other blood disorders.

Lot Information

Consumers who use Ting® foot spray should locate their medication and compare the lot number, NDC number, and expiration date to those below. If your medication is included in this recall, see below for further instructions.

Product DescriptionNDC NumberLot NumberExpiration DatePackage Size
TING® 1% Tolnaftate
Athlete’s Foot Spray
Antifungal Spray Liquid
63736-
819-05
0H5054507/244.5 oz/128 g
TING® 1% Tolnaftate
Athlete’s Foot Spray
Antifungal Spray Liquid
63736-
819-05
1G5064506/254.5 oz/128 g
FDA.gov

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

Consumers

  1. Stop using the medication immediately! Seek out an alternative for your symptoms.
  2. Immediately notify your doctor if you have used the recalled medication.
  3. Closely monitor your health for adverse symptoms and notify your doctor of any changes.
  4. Consumers may contact Insight Pharmaceuticals at 1-800-344-7239. They are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST). You can also email them at medicalaffairs@prestigebrands.com. The manufacturer is also available via their website, https://www.prestigebrands.com/contact.
  5. If you are currently experiencing or have experienced an adverse reaction to the medication, notify your physician immediately and notify the FDA by calling 1-800-332-1088 or completing an online reporting form.
  6. 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 1-800-344-7239, or you can utilize medicalaffairs@prestigebrands.com to contact them via email. The manufacturer is also available via their website, https://www.prestigebrands.com/contact. Notify them of any recalled batches that have already been sold to consumers.
  3. Notify affected consumers of recalled batches that they have already or will receive.
  4. 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 1-800-344-7239, or you can utilize medicalaffairs@prestigebrands.com to contact them via email. The manufacturer is also available via their website, 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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