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

Starting date:
September 1, 2016
Posting date:
September 1, 2016
Type of communication:
Information Update
Subcategory:
Cosmetics, Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60038

Issue

Health Canada is advising Canadians of a voluntary recall of some lots of various Sage brand single-use, pre-moistened disposable cloths (list of Recalled products) used for cleansing or protecting skin, due to possible contamination with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B.cepacia).

The affected cloths are used mainly in healthcare settings such as hospitals, but are also sold nationwide at retail pharmacies and medical supply stores. The affected products were distributed between August 2014 and August 2016.

This bacterium poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, hospitalized patients and people with certain health problems, such as 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 a rash or other skin irritations, to potentially serious and even life-threatening infections of the blood stream or respiratory system.

Consumers should check to see if they have purchased any of the affected cloths as the products should not be used. If consumers have used the products and have concerns about their health, they should consult a healthcare practitioner.

The Canadian recall is part of a worldwide voluntary recall by the company Sage Products and is being conducted as a precaution by the Canadian distributor, Cardinal Health Canada Inc. According to the distributor, no products sold in Canada have been confirmed to be contaminated. Health Canada is monitoring the recall and will inform Canadians if new safety information arises.

Recalled products
Reorder # Product Description Lot Expiry Photos
Comfort Shield®Barrier Cream Cloths (DIN 02245871): Topical skin protectant cloths (dimethicone 3%) used to help seal out wetness and relieve minor skin irritation associated with incontinence
7403 Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths, 3 pack 45663 9/3/16 Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths, 3 pack
45694 9/6/16
46173 10/5/16
46464 10/25/16
47052 12/2/16
47314 1/3/17
47625 1/21/17
47643 1/22/17
48309 3/2/17
49115 4/21/17
49911 6/11/17
50909 8/15/17
51829 10/13/17
51851 10/14/17
51863 10/15/17
51867 10/15/17
52426 11/21/17
52863 12/19/17
53361 1/25/18
53623 2/14/18
54262 3/23/18
54982 5/8/18
55861 6/22/18
7408 Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths, 8 pack 45746 9/8/16 Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths, 8 pack
45977 9/22/16
46139 10/4/16
46572 11/1/16
47300 12/18/16
47766 1/31/17
48824 4/5/17
50970 8/19/17
51969 10/24/17
53305 1/23/18
54429 4/3/18
7426 Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths, 24 pack 51699 4/5/17 Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths, 24 pack
50644 1/31/17
53072 7/12/17
54356 9/28/17
48047 8/17/16
49499 11/15/16
52468 5/25/17
Antiseptic Body Cleanser (DIN 02245741): Topical antiseptic cloths (chlorhexidine gluconate 2%) used to help reduce bacteria that can cause skin infection.
9605 Antiseptic Body Cleanser, 2 pack 45471 8/20/2016 Antiseptic Body Cleanser, 2 pack
46279 10/12/2016
9606 Antiseptic Body Cleanser, 6 pack 46864 11/18/2016 Antiseptic Body Cleanser, 6 pack
46895 11/19/2016
47600 1/19/2017
48277 3/1/2017
48942 4/11/2017
49614 5/24/2017
50643 8/1/2017
50674 8/2/2017
50683 8/2/2017
50692 8/3/2017
51549 9/26/2017
51968 10/24/2017
51990 10/25/2017
51998 10/25/2017
52014 10/26/2017
52773 12/13/2017
52777 12/14/2017
52789 12/14/2017
52793 12/14/2017
53030 1/9/2018
53766 2/21/2018
54652 4/17/2018
Incontinence Clean-up Cloths
7505 Incontinence Clean-up Cloths Fragrance Free 52588 N/A Incontinence Clean-up Cloths Fragrance Free
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 N/A M-Care™ Meatal Cleansing for the Foley Catheterized Patient, 2 pack
49247
49782
50894
50899
50904
53283
54171
54956
55721
Comfort Bath®Cleansing Washcloths
7803 Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack 50812 N/A Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack
50832
50852
7815 Deodorant Bath Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 5 pack 47178 Deodorant Bath Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 5 pack
47463
48186
49194
7818 Deodorant Bath Medium Weight Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 8 pack 49181 Deodorant Bath Medium Weight Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 8 pack
7855 Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths, 5 pack 47845 Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths, 5 pack
46097
7856 Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack 48126 Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack
49056
51203
52547
7903 Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack 47899 Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack
7907 Baby Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 4 pack 46024 Baby Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 4 pack
47290
47298
48019
48862
49719
49742
51277
52560
53166
54080
54909
55627
7942 Deodorant Bath Premium Heavyweight Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 8 pack 45811 Deodorant Bath Premium Heavyweight Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 8 pack
48169
7943 Deodorant Clean-up Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 3 pack 45841 Deodorant Clean-up Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 3 pack
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 Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack
47243
47999
48849
51263
7959 Bath Cloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack 49128 Bath Cloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack
7987 Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack 45975 Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack
46601
47263
48090
48586
48693
7988 Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack 48595 Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack
48649

 

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