Could the Triad Alcohol Wipes Recall Have Been Issued Earlier?
New documents obtained by MSNBC.com seem to suggest that problems with alcohol wipes, swabs and prep pads manufactured by Triad Group may have been known for some time before they were recalled. The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewng potential Triad alcohol wipes recall lawsuits for individuals who have developed an infection after using one of the contaminated pads, swabs or swab sticks.
On January 6, 2011, a recall was issued for alcohol prep pads, swabs and swabsticks manufactured by Triad Group due to a risk of microbial contamination. Some of the products, which were sold under a number of different brand names and prepackaged with several medications, were found to be contaminated by Bacillus cereus bacteria, which could cause severe and potentially life-threatening infections.
Last week, the company also recalled Triad lubricating jelly due to concerns that it may not be sterile.
A report by MSNBC now indicates that documents from FDA inspectors dating back to July 2009 have expressed concerns about the ability of Triad Group to sterilize its products. One inspection report specifically indicates that “[p]rocedures designed to prevent microbiological contamination of drug products purporting to be sterile are not followed.”
The FDA inspection reports outline serious sterility problems and a disregard for public safety at Triad’s Wisconsin manufacturing plant. The reports show that, more than once, Triad signed off on the distribution of products that they knew had failed sterility and quality control testing. A January 7 inspection revealed several violations of good manufacturing regulations and problems in the past have included failures to confirm that gamma radiation procedures used to sterilize products actually worked. Triad workers have also failed to pass adverse event reports from consumers detailing problems with Triad products forward to the FDA.
Several deaths have been reported in connection with recalled alcohol wipes, and a growing number of people have contacted our lawyers and other law firms about infections that occurred after use of the contaminated alcohol wipes. These Triad alcohol wipes problems may have been preventable if the manufacturer had followed the appropriate steps and procedures.
TRIAD ALCOHOL WIPES RECALL LAWSUITS
Triad alcohol wipes recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating claims of infections by people who have suffered injuries after using the recalled prep pads and swabs or having them used on them by medical personnel. Patients rely on prep pads and swabs to be sterile and as a result of the contaminated Triad alcohol prep pads, swabs and swabsticks users were exposed to an unnecessary risk of infection and injury.
If you, a friend or family member suffered a serious infection after using Triad products, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.