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Povidine Antiseptic Prep Pads are Recalled

Recall includes products under brand names Cardinal Health, Medical Specialties, VHA, Triad, Triad Plus, North Safety, Total Resources

HARTFORD, March 21 – The Department of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers about a widespread recall of over-the counter Povidine prep pads.  H&P industries, Inc. initiated the voluntary product recall of ALL LOTS of Povidine Prep Pads manufactured by H&P Industries, Inc. Many of the pads are privately labeled for Cardinal Health, Medical Specialties, VHA, Triad, Triad Plus, North Safety, and Total Resources.

Analytical testing showed the presence of the bacterium Elizabethkingia meningoseptica. Use of contaminated Povidine Prep Pads could lead to life-threatening infections, especially in at-risk populations, including newborns, persons with suppressed immunesystems, and surgical patients.

Povidine Iodine Prep Pads are used to prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns, and are labeled as an antiseptic for preparation of the skin prior to surgery. The pads were distributed nationwide in boxes of 100 individual packets.

Consumers who have any Povidine prep pads with the label H&P Industries, Cardinal Health, Medical Specialties, VHA, Triad, Triad Plus, North Safety, or Total Resources  should not use the pads. Return the package to the place it was purchased for a full refund or call H&P Industries, Inc. Customer Service Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Central Time: (262) 538-2900. 

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events, side effects, or product quality problems related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

·         Complete and submit the report Online:

·         Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form. 


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