Class II Medical Device Recall: Triad Group, Triad Sterile Lubricating Jelly
Posted Feb 15 2011 12:00am
Recall Class: Class II
Date Recall Initiated: December 23, 2010
Products: Sterile Lubricating Jelly, packaged in:
5 gram tubes
2 ounce and 4 ounce tubes
4 ounce bottles
3 and 5 gram packets
This recall affects all Triad lubricating jelly packages with lot numbers beginning with the numbers 7, 8, 9, or 0. If these packages are part of kits, packs, or trays, the lot numbers will only appear on the lubricating jelly packages.
The Triad lubricating jelly products were distributed by Triad from January, 2007 through December 2010. These products may be contained in kits, packs, or trays that have been packaged after December 2010 by other firms.
FDA will update this webpage when additional information is available.
The following table provides brand names, distributors, and product identifiers (catalog or reorder numbers) known at present:
CATALOG/ REORDER #s
LJT2 LJF3 LJT4 LJT5
Net Wt. 2 oz. Net Wt. 3g Net Wt. 4 oz. Net Wt. 5g
Select Medical Products
PSS World Medical, Inc.
3g/packet 4 oz.
V10-8344 V10-8919 V10-8917
Net Wt. 3g Net Wt. 4 oz. Net Wt. 2 oz.
Triad Triad Plus
Triad Group, Inc.
10-8917 10-8946 11-8344 11-8472 10-8919 10-8500
Net Wt. 2 oz. Net Wt. 5g Net Wt. 3g Net Wt. 5g Net Wt. 4 oz. Net Wt. 4 oz.
Independent Medical Co-op, Inc.
Net Wt. 4 oz.
McKesson Medi-Pak Performance
McKesson Corporation, McKesson Surgical
Net Wt. 4 oz.
Henry Schein, Inc.
Net Wt. 4 fl. oz.
Under Useful Links below, see also firm recall letter and recall webpage,related FDA News Release on non-sterile alcohol prep pads, and related firm Press Releaseon Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs, and Alcohol Swabsticks.
Use: This product helps to provide easy insertion of a medical device (such as a catheter or an endoscope) or gloved fingers into body openings.
Recalling Firm: H & P Industries, Inc., doing business as, Triad Group 700 West North Shore Drive Hartland, Wisconsin 53029-8358
Reason for Recall: This product may not be sterile. Patients, who are immuno-compromised, such as those with diabetes, cancer and certain other chronic diseases, may be at potential risk for infection.
Public Contact: Customers with questions may contact Triad Group Customer Service at 1-262-538-2900 ext. 2761, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM through 4:00 PM, Central Time or your distributor.
FDA District: Minneapolis
On December 22, 2010, the company sent an “Urgent Medical Device Recall” letter to all its customers by certified mail. The letter described the issue, identified the affected products with the lot numbers beginning with the digits 7, 8, 9, or 0, as well as the action to be taken by the customers.
Triad Customers (Distributors, and kits, packs, or trays’ manufacturers) were instructed to:
IMMEDIATELY EXAMINE their inventory.
QUARANTINE only lubricating jelly products.
IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY their customers if the recalled product was further distributed.
COMPLETE AND RETURN the enclosed Recall Acknowledgement form by FAX at 1-262-538-2947 or mail to: Recall Coordinator, Triad Group, 700 West North Shore Drive, Harland, Wisconsin 53029, OR
RETURN the recalled product to the appropriate company, if not the Triad Group.
Triad sterile lubricating jelly products have been incorporated into a variety of procedural and convenience kits, packs, or trays with other medical devices and/or drug products.
Healthcare facilities: IMMEDIATELY CONTACT your kit, pack or tray suppliers to determine whether the products stocked at your facility are impacted by the Triad recall. Your supplier should provide you with documentation on whether your products are affected by the recall.
FDA is instructing manufacturers and repackers who have incorporated the recalled products into their kits, packs or tray to PROMPTLY CONDUCT A SUB-RECALL and submit their recall strategies to their FDA District Office.