Triad Group, a manufacturer of over-the-counter products, recalled their alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs and alcohol swabsticks due to a possible microbial contamination. According to the United States Food & Drug Administration, this recall has been initiated due to concerns about potential contamination of the products with Bacillus cereus, a type of bacterium. If contaminated products are used, it may lead to life-threatening infections, especially in at-risk populations.
Sold by Cardinal Health, PSS Select, VersaPro, Boca/Ultilet, Moore Medical, Walgreens, CVS, and Conzellin, this recall involves those products marked as STERILE as well as non-sterile products. They are packaged in individual packets and sold in retail pharmacies in a box of 100 packets. The recalled products can be identified by either “Triad Group” listed as the manufacturer, or if the products are manufactured for a third party, it may be identified by the names listed in their packaging: Cardinal Health, PSS Select, VersaPro, Boca/ Ultilet, Moore Medical, Walgreens, CVS, Conzellin.
If you have any of these alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs and alcohol swabsticks, do not use the product. If you believe that you have been harmed or injured by Bacillus cereus bacteria from any Triad Group product, including alcohol prep pads, swabs, or other products, save the product and place it in a sealed plastic storage bag. Do not return the product until contacting Burnetti, P.A. through the Free Case Evaluation form or by phone at 1-888-BURNETTI to determine your legal rights.
Product Recall Update: Feb. 16, 2011 – FoxNews.com Reports “Parents Blame Tainted Alcohol Swabs for Toddler’s Death”
Product Recall Update: Feb. 22, 2011 – MSNBC.com Reports “FDA knew of problems at plant that made tainted alcohol wipes”
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