The following recalls have been announced:
_ One production lot of Hydromorphone HCl 2 milligram tablets, manufactured by KV Pharmaceutical Co., because the tablets might be oversized. ETHEX Corp., the St. Louis marketer of the drug, said taking a higher dose of the drug might increase risk of suffocation, difficulty breathing, low blood pressure and sedation. No illnesses or incidents have been reported, according to the marketer. The product is prescribed for pain management. ETHEX Corp. said other companies in the U.S. produce and market versions of Hydromorphone HCl tablets. Ethex Corp. announced recalls of several drugs earlier this year, also due to the possibility of oversized tablets. All shipments of drug products in tablet form approved by the Food and Drug Administration have been suspended so that KV Pharmaceutical can address manufacturing and quality issues, ETHEX said in a release. For more information, consumers can call 800-748-1472.
_ About 3,000 Newport rubbed-black 4-in-1 cribs and 6,000 matching furniture pieces manufactured in Indonesia by Munire Furniture Inc. of Piscataway, N.J. The red paint underneath the black finish has high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. The company has received one report of a child diagnosed with lead poisoning after ingesting the paint. The recalled items were sold at specialty furniture stores around the country between April 2006 and November 2008. Details: by phone at 866-586-9639; on the Web at http://www.munirefurniture.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.