June 13, 2000VWR Scientific Products
Corporation Recalls Certain Swabs, Preps, Scrubs and Towlettes
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
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)
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
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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