Birth Control Pill Recall - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/11/03

Birth Control Pill Recall

Women who take oral contraceptives might need to check their pill packs. Barr laboratories is recalling three batches of it's Nortrel "7-7-7" birth control pills.

Barr says the pills may not be packaged in the right sequence, so women using them may be at a higher risk of becoming pregnant. The company is asking consumers to check for the right sequence of yellow, blue, peach, and white pills, with four rows of pills in each packet. Manufacturers say they will replace out of sequence pill packs at no charge and they'll pay for a pregnancy test if your pills are in the recall group.

If you think your pills are out of sequence, talk to your pharmacist or call the company toll free at 1-800-222-0190.

Barr laboratories is asking consumers to check for the proper yellow, blue, peach, white color sequence in the four rows of pills in each packet. It's also asking consumers to check lot numbers on the upper right hand corner of the back of pill packs. The recall involves lot numbers 290122001, 290122002 and 290122003.

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