Alcohol Swabs and Pads Possibly Contaminated

February 11, 2011 – According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website,, several U.S. companies have been notified of a United States market recall of “all lots of alcohol prep pads, swabs and swabsticks manufactured by the Triad Group.” These products were marketed under a variety of brand names. The notified companies include GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer Inc., Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Genentech Inc., which is a member of the Roche Group.  The recall is the result of possible microbial contamination of the above mentioned products with Bacillus cereus, which in some cases may cause life-threatening infections. The recall includes products that are marked as sterile, as well those marked as non-sterile.

For information regarding the affected products the companies have distributed, consumers should refer to the related pages on the website. While distributors are working with the FDA to fix this serious issue, certain shipments have been halted until the problem can be resolved.  If you have suffered from adverse effects because of the use of these recalled products, you may be compensated for your injuries. To find out if you are eligible, you can get advice from a dangerous products attorney. If you are in fact eligible for compensation, an experienced dangerous products attorney may help you pursue your claim.

Contacting a Dangerous Products Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a dangerous products attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries and decide if filing a dangerous product claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous products attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous product claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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