H & P Industries Povidone Iodine Prep Pads: Recall - Potential Microbial Contamination
MedSun: Newsletter #65, October 2011

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

H&P industries, Inc., a manufacturer of over-the-counter products, initiated a voluntary product recall of ALL LOTS of Povidone Prep Pads manufactured by H&P Industries, Inc. but which are private labeled for many accounts. Analytical testing showed the presence of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica. Use of contaminated Povidone 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.

Additional Information:

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. H & P Industries Povidone Iodine Prep Pads: Recall - Potential Microbial Contamination. September 16, 2011.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm247743.htm


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