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Antiseptic Wipes Recalled for Possible Bacterial Contamination

Reports say Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Wound Management division recently announced a U.S. voluntary nationwide recall of some alcohol prep products, such as pads, wipes, and swabs over concerns about potential microbial contamination.

The contamination by possible Bacillus cereus could lead to life-threatening infections, especially in at-risk people such as immune suppressed and surgical patients. Smith & Nephew announced the halt of all shipments of IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes manufactured by The Triad Group and is advising all customers and patients to discontinue use of the recalled IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes immediately because of possible infection.

The possibly contaminated wipes were manufactured for Smith & Nephew by The Triad Group, which is being named in medical device litigation concerning the wrongful death of a toddler via the contaminated pads, reports say.

Experts in dealing with contamination situations similar to this are helpful in giving direction to families of accidental injury and death victims. The Doan Law Firm P.C. has extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful death accidents. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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