August 23, 2016 — Sage Products is expanding a recall for incontinence wipes that may be contaminated with the bacteria B. cepacia.
The single-use, disposable cloths were sold worldwide between August 2014 and August 2016. They are used to prevent skin problems in people with incontinence.
The company warned around the risk of serious, life-threatening infections, especially in hospitalized patients whose bodies cannot fight disease. B. cepacia is resistant to many antibiotics.
On August 1, Sage Products recalled one lot of Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths after a product tested positive for B. cepacia.
On August 19, Sage Products added hundreds of lots of products with expiration dates through January 2018. Those products include:
- Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths
- Incontinence Clean-Up Cloth
- M-care™ Meatal Cleansing Cloths for the Foley Catheterized Patient
- Comfort Bath® Cleansing Washcloths
- 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths
B. cepacia, also known as “B. cepacia complex,” is a bacteria that is commonly found in soil and water. It rarely infects health adults and most victims are very sick people in hospitals.
In recent years, there have been several recalls for wipes that could be contaminated with B. cepacia. In October 2014, a class action lawsuit was filed against Wal-Mart after “Simply Right Baby Wipes were recalled for B. cepacia.
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