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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
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety, Microbial Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Comfort Bath® Cleansing Washcloths, Incontinence Clean-up Cloths and M-Care™ Meatal Cleansing Cloths
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.
|Reorder #||Product Description||Lot Number|
|Comfort Bath® Cleansing Washcloths|
|7803||Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack||50812|
|7815||Deodorant Bath Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 5 pack||47178|
|7818||Deodorant Bath Medium Weight Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 8 pack||49181|
|7855||Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths, 5 pack||46097|
|7856||Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack||48126|
|7903||Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack||47899|
|7907||Baby Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 4 pack||46024|
|7942||Deodorant Bath Premium Heavyweight Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 8 pack||45811|
|7943||Deodorant Clean-up Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 3 pack||45841|
|7956||Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack||45952|
|7959||Bath Cloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack||49128|
|7987||Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack||45975|
|7988||Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack||48595|
|Incontinence Clean-up Cloths|
|7505||Incontinence Clean-up Cloths Fragrance Free||52588|
|M-Care™ Meatal Cleansing Cloths for the Foley Catheterized Patient|
|7952||M-Care™ Meatal Cleansing for the Foley Catheterized Patient, 2 pack||46651|
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.
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.
Cardinal Health Canada Inc.
Sage Products LLC
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.
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