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FDA - H and P Recalls Povidone Iodine Prep Solutions Includes Products Under the Names of Triad, Cardinal Health, VHA, Atwater C

Posted Aug 28 2011 5:50pm

The stuff is still out there and you can reference my post from July to where the Milwaukee Journal asked me about the bar codes for FDA recalls, too bad nobody does anything as recalls continue to grow.  image

I don’t know which story is worse, all the J and J recalls or this one, both are bad by all means.  I just kind of wonder if J and J got spooked with their Baby Wipe products and tried to give this a whirl, just in case they had to recall anything as they are right in here too.  Right now the bar codes contain product information but they could be reprogrammed to give real time recall information if that were to occur.  Yes I have beat J and J over the head too with this idea in more ways than one. 

Recalls: FDA Gets the Big Luddite Award with Drug and Device Companies That Do Little or Nothing to Help Consumers-Triad Products Could Have Been Bar Coded To Scan

We all know the factory was closed by the FDA, but again the products are still floating around out there and this recall affects both consumers and medical personnel as the products are used in hospitals.  See my links at the top of the blog that has been an ongoing campaign for putting bar codes on products for recalls now for 2 years!  Will someone finally listen?  BD 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 24, 2011 - H&P industries, Inc., a manufacturer of over-the-counter drug products has initiated a voluntary recall of ALL LOTS (Lots beginning with 8J-8M, 9A-9M, 0A-0M, 1A-1C)of Povidone Iodine Swabsticks, Povidone Iodine Prep Solutions, Povidone Iodine Scrub Solutions, and Povidone Iodine Prep Gel manufactured by H&P Industries, Inc. This recall has been initiated at the request of FDA.

H & P Industries, Inc. manufactured these Povidone Iodine products without having in place a system for microbial testing at the time of release, without having a system for testing of incoming components, and without having procedures designed and established to prevent objectionable microorganisms in these drug products. Although H&P Industries, Inc.’s investigation and extensive testing did not find contamination, and the products met H&P Industries, Inc., finished goods specifications, H&P Industries, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all Povidone Iodine Products due to and in accordance with the Consent Decree of Condemnation, Forfeiture, and Permanent Injunction entered in the Eastern District of Wisconsin (Civil No. 2:11-cv-00319-AEG) on June 13, 2011.

Povidone Iodine Swabsticks, Povidone Iodine Prep Solutions, Povidone Iodine Scrub Solutions, and Povidone Iodine Prep Gel are labeled as an antiseptic for preparation of the skin prior to surgery, and are used to prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns. The Povidone Iodine Scrub solutions are labeled also for use as a surgical hand scrub for health care professionals. Patients undergoing medical and surgical procedures, including those who are immunocompromised, have a high risk of infection from antiseptic surgical preparations that have been prepared, packaged, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have been rendered injurious to health. H&P Industries, Inc. has not ever received reports of adverse events or contamination attributed to these Povidone Iodine products.

The Povidone Iodine products were distributed nationwide to healthcare customers. The swabsticks are packaged in individual packets of 1 or 3 swabs and the Prep Solution, Scrub Solution and Prep Gel are sold in bottles.

These products were distributed in the United States. Specific customers distributing the product and selling it at the wholesale and hospital level are being notified by e-mail with instructions on how to return the product. Consumers that have any of these types of products in their possession should not use the product and should return it to the place it was purchased. Consumers with questions can call H&P Industries, Inc. at 262-538-2907 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Central Time.

CUSTOMERS WHO DIRECTLY PURCHASED PRODUCT FROM H&P SHOULD NOT RETURN THE PRODUCT ON YOUR OWN. Email H&P Industries, Inc. at to make all return arrangements. Returns will be processed once recall acknowledgements and/or a notice of destruction have been received.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

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