The reason for the recall is a potential contamination of these products with Bacillus cereus, a bacterium that causes food poisoning. Use of these products can be life threatening, especially for immune suppressed and surgical patients. If any of your alcohol swab products list the Triad Group, Inc., as the manufacturer, do not use them. Return them to the product distributor. Contact your hemophilia treatment center or healthcare provider if you have used any of these products and are experiencing any adverse side effects, such as fever or other signs of infection.
Please sign up for the Patient Notification System (PNS) to be notified directly about the latest recall or withdrawal of recombinant and plasma products. The system is confidential and time sensitive. It is administered by an independent third-party organization and is free of charge. To enroll in the PNS online, please go to: http://www.patientnotificationsystem.org
This material is provided for your general information only. NHF does not give medical advice or engage in the practice of medicine. NHF under no circumstances recommends treatment for specific individuals and in all cases recommend that you consult your physician or local hemophilia treatment center before pursuing any course of treatment.