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Purchased a bunch of boxes of Triad Medical wipes for my BOB Medical Kit from RiteAid.

Just learned today that there is a recall of these however there is not lot # on the individual packages (I threw away the boxes) and none mentioned in the recall. Hope this information helps the community.

Colo. hospital blew whistle on contaminated wipes
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41914778/ns/health-infectious_diseases?GT1=43001

FDA knew of problems at plant that made tainted alcohol wipes
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41694606/ns/health-infectious_diseases/

Go here to the companies web page to find out more:

http://www.triad-group.net/media/pdf/Recal_Facts.pdf

Are mine contaminated? Who knows... Is it worth the chance even if a small one? Heck no. I am taking them back to RiteAid tomorrow to get a reimbursement.
 

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Well doesn't that just peiss you off.

I too have a bunch, but have de-boxed them as I loaded them into my medical kits..... Didn't see Wallyworld on the distribution list....so we must be good...

Lutraphobia, thanks for the post.
 

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You bet. Glad to help. :thumb:

I took mine back to RiteAid (in a zip top bag - no box) and they took them back, no questions asked. It's only $3.50 but in the end every dollar is value.

- Walt
 

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Yes thank you for the heads up. I just went and checked out the ones I have, they are GermX brand. I did take a peek at the label and it says, Active Ingredient,Ethyl Alcohol 62 %.
 

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70% is the correct strength to be used for alcohol pads. You need a little water to help the alcohol get into the bacteria where it kills. I am a hospital pharmacist and we have known for years that we must use sterilized alcohol, not just the stuff you get in the stores when we make IVs, chemo, etc.
Be sure you give the alcohol time to fully dry before you stick the vial, patient, etc. it it's still wet, it has not fully worked yet.
 

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I think the ones I have may be affected too but the numbers don't match up. I will have to haul them down to Walgreens I suppose - better safe than sorry. The box is non-descript - doesn't say Triad on them at all - and they also have antiseptic/anaesthetic properties so I am not sure if they are the same ones.
 
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