Alcohol Pads, Swabs, and Swabsticks are Recalled for Potential Contamination
Recalled products are those that list "Triad Group" on the packaging as the manufacturer, and any swab products packaged with any of the following names: CVS, Walgreens, Cardinal Health, PSS Select, VersaPro, Boca/ Ultilet,
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The manufacturer, Triad Group, and the federal Food and Drug Administration have been alerting healthcare professionals and patients of the recall, which involves all alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks manufactured by Triad and sold under private labels to consumers at retail stores. The recall is due to concerns about potential contamination of the products with Bacillus cereus. Products marked STERILE and non-sterile products are recalled.
Use of contaminated alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks could lead to life-threatening infections, especially in at-risk populations, including immune suppressed and surgical patients.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm