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Atwater Carey 1st Aid Kit Warning

Recalled Atwater Carey First Aid kitAtwater Carey first aid kits (manufactured by Wisconsin Pharmacal Company) may contain Triad Iodine Prep Pads. The Triad Iodine Prep Pads have been recalled (as have their alcohol prep pads) due to potential contamination with bacteria that could lead to life threatening infections. Other than the prep pads there is no problem with the kits.

Below is the press release from Wisconsin Pharmacal Company (obtained via fda.gov):




Important Information for Atwater Carey First Aid Kit Consumers Regarding Triad Group’s Povidone Iodine Prep Pads


Contact:

Customer Service
Wisconsin Pharmacal Company
800-558-6614
recall@pharmacalway.com



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 - April 21, 2011 - Wisconsin Pharmacal Company, LLC has become aware of a broad United States market recall of Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads, manufactured by H&P Industries Inc. and marketed under various brand names including Triad. The Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads were included in the Atware Carey First Aid Kits distributed by Wisconsin Pharmacal Company. In the interest of consumer safety, Wisconsin Pharmacal wants to ensure that U.S. consumers using Atwater Carey First Aid Kits are aware of the Triad recall.

The recall of the Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pad is due to potential contamination of these products with bacteria that could lead to life-threatening infections. Current shipments of Atwater Carey First Aid Kits do not include the Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads.

It is important to note, that with the exception of the Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pad the Atwater Carey First Aid Kits are not contaminated and the First Aid Kits may continue to be used in accordance with the instructions for use upon removal of the Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pad.

Atwater Carey First Aid Kits that included Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads are listed below.

 

Product NameBrand NamePart NumberUPC Code
Personal First Aid Kit Atwater Carey 158A 3 68093 00158 9
Dayhiker First Aid Kit Atwater Carey 159A 3 68093 00159 6
Backpacker First Aid Kit Atwater Carey 160A 3 68093 00160 2
Light & Dry #1 Kit Atwater Carey 273 3 68093 00273 9
Light & Dry #2 Kit Atwater Carey 274 3 68093 00274 6
Light & Dry #3 Kit Atwater Carey 275 3 68093 00275 3
Marine First Aid Kit Atwater Carey 299 3 68093 00299 9

 



Wisconsin Pharmacal instructs consumers using one of the affected First Aid Kits to immediately dispose of the Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads included in the First Aid Kits.



Wisconsin Pharmacal is currently in the process of gathering additional information from both Triad and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



Further information on this Triad recall can be found on the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm247658.htm. Wisconsin Pharmacal will provide additional information when it becomes available.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.



About Wisconsin Pharmacal Company

Headquartered in Jackson, Wis., Wisconsin Pharmacal Company is a leader in outdoor health and safety products. The company manufactures a variety of products for outdoor enthusiasts, including insect repellents, water purification tablets, first aid kits, and insect bite relief products. Through its subsidiary, Lake Consumer Products, the company also markets and distributes health and personal care products for women. For additional details, please visit www.pharmacalway.com or www.lakeconsumer.com.



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Recall press release on FDA site.

Posted by

Alex Kosseff

on 4/27/11
Categories: 
Recalls

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