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News From the Food and Drug Administration
May 3, 2000

Bacterial Contamination Alert

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JAMA. 2000;283(17):2228. doi:10.1001/jama.283.17.2228-JFD00003-3-1

The FDA has announced that Clinipad Corp of Rocky Hill, Conn, is voluntarily recalling antiseptic sterile skin preparations because of confirmed bacterial contamination in some lots.

The recall of the Clinipad sterile products includes povidone iodine, tincture of iodine, benzoin tincture, acetone alcohol and alcohol antiseptic products, and Sterile Cliniguard Protective Dressing manufactured since January 1, 1997. The recalled products have been distributed under the names Cliniswab, Clinipad, Clinidine, Cliniguard, EZ Prep, Steri Wipe, Cooper Instrument Corp, Moore Medial Corp, and Rauscher. All products with lot numbers beginning with 7, 8, 9, or 0, and labeled as "sterile" should be destroyed.