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Sage Products LLC recalls various disposable skin-cleansing cloths due to possible microbial contamination

Starting date:
September 22, 2016
Posting date:
September 22, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Cosmetics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Microbial Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60022

Affected products

Comfort Bath® Cleansing Washcloths, Incontinence Clean-up Cloths and M-Care™ Meatal Cleansing Cloths

Product description

This recall involves some lots of various Sage brand single-use, pre-moistened disposable skin-cleansing cloths. The skin-cleansing cloths are used mainly in healthcare settings such as hospitals, but they are also sold nationwide at retail pharmacies and medical supply stores.

The following products are included in this recall:
Reorder # Product Description Lot Number
Comfort Bath® Cleansing Washcloths
7803 Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack 50812
50832
50852
7815 Deodorant Bath Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 5 pack 47178
47463
48186
49194
7818 Deodorant Bath Medium Weight Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 8 pack 49181
7855 Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths, 5 pack 46097
47845
7856 Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack 48126
49056
51203
52547
7903 Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack 47899
7907 Baby Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 4 pack 46024
47290
47298
48019
48862
49719
49742
51277
52560
53166
54080
54909
55627
7942 Deodorant Bath Premium Heavyweight Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 8 pack 45811
48169
7943 Deodorant Clean-up Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 3 pack 45841
47190
47471
47505
48196
49208
49770
50865
51139
51173
52085
52122
52130
52137
53206
52117
53241
54114
54918
55679
56256
7956 Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack 45952
47243
47999
48849
51263
7959 Bath Cloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack 49128
7987 Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack 45975
46601
47263
48090
48586
48693
7988 Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack 48595
48649
Incontinence Clean-up Cloths
7505 Incontinence Clean-up Cloths Fragrance Free 52588
52596
52603
52607
53401
53425
54432
55892
M-Care™ Meatal Cleansing Cloths for the Foley Catheterized Patient
7952 M-Care™ Meatal Cleansing for the Foley Catheterized Patient, 2 pack 46651
49247
49782
50894
50899
50904
53283
54171
54956
55721

Hazard identified

This recall is due to possible contamination with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia). This bacterium poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, hospitalized patients and people who have certain health problems like a weakened immune system or chronic lung disease, particularly cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia.  Adverse effects can range from non-serious events, such as rash or other skin irritations, to potentially serious and even life-threatening infections of the blood stream or respiratory system.

Neither Health Canada nor Sage Products LLC has received any reports of consumer incidents or illnesses in Canada related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 1,260,000 units of the affected products were distributed to healthcare facilities, pharmacies and medical supply stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were distributed in Canada between August 2014 and August 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Distributor
Cardinal Health Canada Inc.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Sage Products LLC
Cary
Illinois
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase.

For more information, consumers can contact Sage Products by telephone toll-free at 1-800-421-6556, or by email.

Consumers may view the related Health Products advisory on the Healthy Canadians website.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.