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June 13, 2000

VWR Scientific Products Corporation Recalls Certain Swabs, Preps, Scrubs and Towlettes

West Chester, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that VWR Scientific Products Corporation is conducting a recall of certain swabs, preps, scrubs and towlettes, containing alcohol, iodine and benzalkonium chloride, because the manufacturer (Clinipad Corporation) is unable to assure product meets release microbiological specifications.

The recalled products are:

Acetone Alcohol in preps (CS-1000-VWR Catalog #15649-000), Swabs (CS-500-VWR-15649-012)

Iodophor in swabs (PVP-50-VWR Catalog #15649-002 and 500 C/S Catalog #15649-018), pads (PVP Prep 200 pack VWR Catalog #15649-016)

Iodine Tinc. in Swabs (VWR Catalog #15649-006 and 010) and sol ptns 12x16 oz. Pack (VWR Catalog #15649-034)

Alcohol in swabs 25 pack (VWR Catalog #15649-008 and LX15649-008) and prep pads Med NS 20 pack (VWR Catalog #15649-024) and Towelette Clinipad
(VWR Catalog #15649-014

Povodone Iodine in Scrub/Gal 4 CS (VWR Catalog #15649-030) and Gal (VWR #BA15649-030AB)

Benzalkonium Chloride 1/2-oz. (VWR Catalog #15649-028)

Green Soap Tinc. in swabs, 500/CS (VWR #15649-020).

According to FDA this recall affects all lots. 133 units were distributed in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

This ongoing Class II recall was initiated by the company, by letter on April 4, 2000.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #D-397403-0

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 13, 2000.

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