According to an announcement on their website, Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Wound Management division announced a nationwide voluntary recall of select lots of IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes. The Triad Group, the manufacturing company who previously recalled alcohol wipes, pads, swabs and swabsticks due to contamination from the bacteria Bacillius cereus, manufactures the wipes for Smith & Nephew.
Smith & Nephew, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, just outside of Tampa Bay, stopped all shipments of the select lots of IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes and advised patients to discontinue use of the wipes immediately. In addition to single-use products, the affected wipes may be included as part of a kit component.
According to the statement released by Smith & Nephew, the company contracted an independent laboratory to test all lots of IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes manufactured by the Triad Group for Smith & Nephew. The release further states, “The results showed there is no data to suggest that Smith & Nephew’s IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes have been compromised. To date, there have been no reported adverse events related to this voluntary recall.”
To read the complete statement issues by Smith & Nephew, click here.
If you believe you suffered a serious or life-threatening infection or illness caused by the usage of IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes, do not discard or return the products until you have spoken to Burnetti, P.A. about your legal rights. Instead, place the products in a sealed container and call 1-888-BURNETTI.
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