A recall has been issued for Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths due to contamination with B. cepacia, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause severe, life-threatening infections.
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UPDATE: Recall Expands for Infection Risk
August 19, 2016 — Sage Products added dozens of lots of Cream Cloths to the recall. These products were distributed worldwide from August 2012 through August 2014. No infections have been reported. Click here to read more.
Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths are wipes that are primarily used to prevent skin rashes in people with incontinence. They contain a topical moisturizer and 3% dimethicone, a transparent skin barrier that helps seal out wetness and protect against skin irritation.
Barrier Cream Cloth Recall
August 1, 2016 — Sage Products has issued a recall for one lot of Barrier Cream Cloths due to microbial contamination with the bacteria B. cepacia.
No infections have been reported, but using wipes contaminated with B. cepacia could cause severe, life-threatening infections — especially patients whose bodies cannot fight disease, hospitalized patients, and other patient groups.
What Product Was Recalled?
This recall affects the following lot of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths: Product Code 7503; NDC Number 53462-915-50; Lot Number 53957; Expiration Date 3/6/2018. The affected lot was distributed to customers between March 31, 2016 and June 8, 2016.
What is B. Cepacia?
Burkholderia cepacia (also known as “B. cepacia complex”) is a type of bacteria that is found in soil and water. It is often resistant to common antibiotics, according to the CDC. Infections mostly occur in hospitalized patients and those with chronic lung disease, such as cystic fibrosis.
Bacterial Contamination on Wipes
This is the second major recall for wipes that were contaminated with B. cepacia. In August 2012, a recall was issued by Dukal Corp. for Benzalkonium chloride antiseptic wipes.
In 2011, H&P Industries and the Triad Group recalled a massive amount of swabs and wipes due to contamination with Bacillus cereus. Nearly a dozen lawsuits were filed by people who suffered infections, including the family of a 2-year old boy who died.
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