CHPSO patient safety alert—Large Alcohol Prep Pad, Swab and Swabsticks recall January 6, 2011
Due to the broad scope of the recall, we felt it was important to
distribute this alert. Note that the product may be labeled with
the name of the distributor rather than the manufacturer
(“Triad”).Other names used were: Cardinal Health, PSS Select,
VersaPro, Boca/ Ultilet, Moore Medical, Walgreens, CVS and
Recall — Firm Press Release
Triad Group Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Lots of
Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs, and Alcohol Swabsticks Due to
Potential Microbial Contamination Contact:
Eric Haertle, COO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 5, 2011 -
Hartland, Wisconsin, Triad Group, a manufacturer of
over-the-counter products has initiated a voluntary product
recall involving ALL LOTS of ALCOHOL PREP PADS,
ALCOHOL SWABS, and ALCOHOL SWABSTICKS manufactured by Triad Group
but which are private labeled for many accounts to the consumer
level. This recall involves those products marked as STERILE as
well as non-sterile products. This recall has been initiated due
to concerns from a customer about potential contamination of the
products with an objectionable organism, namely Bacillus cereus.
We are, out of an abundance of caution, recalling these lots to
ensure that we are not the source of these contamination issues.
Use of contaminated Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs or Alcohol
Swabsticks could lead to life-threatening infections, especially
in at risk populations, including immune suppressed and surgical
patients. To date we have received one report of a
non-life-threatening skin infection.
Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs and Alcohol Swabsticks are used
to disinfect prior to an injection. They were distributed
nationwide to retail pharmacies and are packaged in individual
packets and sold in retail pharmacies in a box of 100 packets.
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:
These products were distributed in the United States, Canada and
Specific customers distributing the product and selling it at the
wholesale, hospital and retail pharmacy level have been notified
by certified mail with instructions on how to return the product.
If a consumer has any of these types of products in their
possession listing “Triad Group” as the manufacturer, they should
not use the product and should return it to the place it was
purchased for a full refund or call Triad Group Customer Service
Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. Central Time: 262.538.2900.
DO NOT RETURN THE PRODUCT ON YOUR OWN, simply
call the Triad Group Customer Service listed below and we will
issue you a return authorization number and make all return
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of
this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event
Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.