Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Alcohol Prep Pads Recall Seriously?

I found this a little odd..... I thought alcohol killed pretty much everything! Guess not if this company is recalling wipes that are contaminated with bacteria. . . . . I use this brand! I received a letter from my DME company saying don't use em!

Maybe this is why I got that super nasty site infection!

Triad Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs, and Alcohol Swabsticks: Recall Due to Potential Microbial Contamination


– - If you use individually wrapped alcohol prep pads to wipe IV sites, then this is something that may apply to you. We are supposed to be cleaning the skin to prevent bacteria from getting into the blood. with these, there is the possibility that we will be providing more bacteria, rather than removing bacteria. The affected items are individually wrapped and sold in boxes of 100. The problem is possible contamination with Bacillus cereus . The affected Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs and Alcohol Swabsticks can be identified by either “Triad Group,” listed as the manufacturer, or the products are manufactured for a third party and use the names listed below in their packaging: Cardinal , PSS Select, VersaPro, Boca/ Ultilet, Moore Medical, Walgreens, CVS, Conzellin. [1] Usually, B. cereus is a food borne infection causing intestinal problems, so it is probably much less pleasant in the blood stream. [2] – The names to look for are – Triad Cardinal PSS Select VersaPro Boca/ Ultilet Moore Medical Walgreens CVS Conzellin – Footnotes: – [1] Triad Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs, and Alcohol Swabsticks: Recall Due to Potential Microbial Contamination Sold by Cardinal , PSS Select, VersaPro, Boca/Ultilet, Moore Medical, Walgreens, CVS, Conzellin [Posted 01/06/2011] (Food and Drug Administration) Safety Alert – [2] Bacillus cereus Wikipedia Article .

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