Firm Warns on Triad Povidine Prep Pads Included in First Aid Kits

Wisconsin Pharmacal Company, LLC has become aware of a broad United States market recall of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads, manufactured by H&P Industries Inc. and marketed under various brand names including Triad, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced.

The Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads were included in the Atware Carey First Aid Kits distributed by Wisconsin Pharmacal Company. Wisconsin Pharmacal wants to ensure that U.S. consumers using Atwater Carey First Aid Kits are aware of the Triad recall.

The recall of the Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pad is due to potential contamination of these products with bacteria that could lead to life-threatening infections. Current shipments of Atwater Carey First Aid Kits do not include the Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads.

With the exception of the Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pad, the Atwater Carey First Aid Kits are not contaminated and the First Aid Kits may continue to be used in accordance with the instructions for use upon removal of the Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pad.

Atwater Carey First Aid Kits that included Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads are listed below. All were distributed under the brand name Atwater Carey and following is the product name, part number, and UPC for each:

  • Personal First Aid Kit: Part number 158A and UPC 3 68093 00158 9
  • Dayhiker First Aid Kit: Part number 159A and UPC 3 68093 00159 6
  • Backpacker First Aid Kit: Part number 160A and UPC 3 68093 00160 2
  • Light & Dry #1 Kit: Part number 273 and UPC 3 68093 00273 9
  • Light & Dry #2 Kit: Part number 274 and UPC 3 68093 00274 6
  • Light & Dry #3 Kit: Part number 275 and UPC 3 68093 00275 3
  • Marine First Aid Kit: Part number 299 and UPC 3 68093 00299 9

Wisconsin Pharmacal instructs consumers using any of the affected First Aid Kits to immediately dispose of the Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads included in the kits.

Wisconsin Pharmacal is currently in the process of gathering additional information from both Triad and the FDA and further information on this Triad recall can be found on the FDA website. Wisconsin Pharmacal will provide additional information when it becomes available. Consumers are encouraged to report negative side effects of drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA- 1088.

Earlier this month, we wrote that U.S. Marshalls week seized $6 million worth of medical products from H&P Industries Inc., which does business as Triad Group, at the behest of the FDA. The raid was prompted by the failure of H&P Industries to comply with the FDA’s current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) regulations,

Over the past few months, Triad Group has issued several massive recalls of tainted alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks, and other products, sold under various brand names because of potential contamination with the bacteria Bacillus cereus. Last month, H&P Industries issued a Povidine Iodine Prep Pad recall because of concerns that they could be contaminated with Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, a type of bacteria associated with flesh eating bacteria disease, meningitis in newborn infants and pneumonia in patients on ventilators.

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