The Triad Group has initiated a voluntary recall for several of their products, including alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs and alcohol swabsticks. The recall includes sterile and non-sterile products produced by Triad Group and was initiated due to concerns from a customer about potential contamination. The products are thought to contain an objectionable organism, Bacillus cereus. The Triad Group is issuing the recall in order to ensure that they are not the source of the contamination issues.
If consumers use the contaminated products, it could lead to life-threatening infections, especially in immune suppressed and surgical patients. To date, there have only been reports of a non-life-threatening skin infection.
The affected products were packaged by Triad Group, and third party companies including: Cardinal Health, PSS Select, VersaPro, Boca/ Ultilet, Moore Medical, Walgreens, CVS and Conzellin. These products were distributed in the United States, Canada and Europe.