CHPSO patient safety alert—Large Recall of Povidine Iodine Prep Pads March 21, 2011
H & P Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of over-the-counter
products, is voluntarily recalling all Povidine Iodine Prep Pads
due to concerns of contamination with the pathogenic bacterium
Elizabethkingia meningoseptica. Use of contaminated
Povidine Prep Pads could lead to life-threatening infections,
especially in at-risk populations, including neonates, immune
suppressed patients and surgical patients. Treatment options are
limited for Elizabethkingia meningoseptica
infections.Elizabethkingia meningoseptica is resistant
to most common antibiotics.
These products are resold under several different distributors’
names, including Cardinal Health, Medical Specialties, VHA,
Triad, Triad Plus, North Safety and Total Resources. Packaging
images are at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm247683.htm.
A copy of the recall notice is available at
In January, CHPSO alerted hospitals to a large recall of alcohol
prep pads produced by Triad Industries. H & P Industries, Inc.,
is the parent company of Triad Industries. The most recent Food
and Drug Administration inspection report of H & P Industries is
and inspection of the company is continuing.