Alcohol Swab and Pad Recall Lawsuits

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted February 4, 2011


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who have suffered an infection as a result of the recently recalled alcohol swabs, alcohol pads and alcohol swabsticks, which were sold under a variety of brand names and included with several injectable medications.

Last month, an alcohol swab recall was issued by the Triad Group after it was discovered that the pads, swabs and swabsticks may be contaminated by Bacillus cereus, which can cause serious and potentially life-threatening infections.

A number of individuals have reported experiencing skin infections or more severe infections if the bacteria is pushed into the body by the needle.

The Triad alcohol swabs were sold under a number of brand names, including Triad Group, Boca/Ultilet, Cardinal Health, Conzelin, CBS, Moore Medical, PSS Select, VersaPro and Walgreens. They were also prepackaged with a number of different medications, including Relistor, Boniva, Betaseron, Nutropn A.Q., Extavia, Arixtra and others.


To review a potential Alcohol swab or pad recall lawsuit for yourself, a friend or family member who has experienced an infection after using an alcohol prep pad, alcohol swab or alcohol swabstick that may have been recalled, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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  • virginia says:

    My husband is on hospice due to many cancers.He is also an insulin dep. diabetic ( 4 injections a day).I recieved a letter from Betaseron stating to destroy the wipes that came with the injections.Since I no longer use the product I just checked what I purchased at Walmart for my husbands care.Sure enough they were Triad wipes.I threw all 4 boxes I had in the trash.Now I’m wondering if the brand I bought from Shoprite are made by this name but Wakefern corp. is on the box.How can anyone tell where they come from as Walmart was not listed in your report.

    Posted on February 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm

  • Bob says:

    I have been useing Alcahol wipes for years because I am diabetic. I recently went through a quadruple heart bypass operation. I had surgical incisions in my legs and chest. They were fine until I got home and started cleaning the incisions every day with the wipes. I got skin infections at the sites and had to call the doctor and have prescribed an antibiotic to kill the infections. The last couple of box’s I purchased from Rite Aid. I stopped in there the other day and tried to buy anouther box and was told they were recalled. I am still dealing with the infections.

    Posted on March 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm

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