Medical Disinfecting Wipes: FDA Adds to the Recall

medical disinfecting wipes recall spurs manufacturing plant inspections
medical disinfecting wipes recall spurs manufacturing plant inspections

Amid a new round of recalls of medical disinfecting wipes, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection report of a pair of businesses at the center of the recalls detailed manufacturing violations that prompted the agency to seize more than $6 million in medical products at the Hartland, Wis., facilities.

Since December, Triad Group and its sister company, H&P Industries Inc., recalled a score of alcohol prep pads that it made for companies including Walgreens and CVS. The products were recalled because of potential contamination from bacillus cereus, a bacterium that could cause a potentially serious infection. Consumers who have to take medical injections -- like diabetics -- use prep pads to clean and disinfect their skin before the injections.