News Releases

August 2, 2012

OTC DRUG Recall of Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic Wipes

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding the recall of benzalkonium chloride swabs and antiseptic wipes manufactured for DUKAL by Jianerkang Medical Dressing Co. Benzalkonium chloride antiseptic wipes are sold separately over-the counter and in kits.

This recall is being initiated due to concerns about potential microbial contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. All customers are advised to discontinue use of products identified in this recall immediately as their use could lead to infections, some of which pose certain health risks in immune-suppressed patients. For average healthy people, the presence of Burkholderia cepacia on the swab is not likely to cause serious health risks. 

The full recall and specific product information can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm313912.htm.

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