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Manufacturer Recalls Alcohol Prep Pads, Swabs, Swabsticks
Products May be Contaminated With Bacillus Cereus
By News Staff
The Triad Group said in a Jan. 5 news release that it had received one report of a skin infection that was not-life threatening. The Hartland, Wis.-based manufacturer responded by recalling all lots of its alcohol prep pads, swabs and swabsticks.
"We are, out of an abundance of caution, recalling these lots to ensure that we are not the source of these contamination issues," the company said.
The recalled products are manufactured by Triad but have been sold as private-label OTC products and distributed nationwide to hospital and retail pharmacies. The products, which also were manufactured for and distributed to several wholesale customers, may use the following names in their packaging:
- Cardinal Health,
- PSS Select,
- Moore Medical,
- CVS and
Consumers are advised to not use the recalled products, which should be returned to the place they were purchased for a full refund, Triad said. Additional questions may be directed to Triad Group Customer Service at (800) 288-1288.
Physicians and patients should report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch program.
FDA Safety Alert: "Triad Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs, and Alcohol Swabsticks: Recall Due to Potential Microbial Contamination"
(Jan. 6, 2011, with multiple updates)