Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2008
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Hydrox Laboratories, Elgin, IL, has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of alcohol-free mouthwash: AG-210, lot # 26228, nationally distributed to healthcare facilities by Cardinal Health, McGaw Park, IL, because of suspected contamination with Burkholderia cepacia complex.
Testing of additional lots of mouthwash is on-going.
If facilities are aware of cases of Burkholderia cepacia complex respiratory infection or colonization that may be associated with the use of alcohol-free mouthwash products, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because alcohol-free mouthwash is a non-sterile product, its use should be avoided in intubated patients and other patients at high risk for infection or aspiration.
Please follow this link for the FDA Press Release associated with this recall:
For more information about Burkholderia cepacia complex, please see: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/id_BcepaciaFS.html.
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