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DUKAL Recalls Antiseptic Wipes

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Baisha Kreuzer5 years ago

According to FDA, on July 25, 2012, DUKAL Corporation went public with their announcement of a voluntary nationwide recall of the product benzalkonium chloride swabs antiseptic wipes. Benzalkonium chloride antiseptic wipes are commonly sold at several retail stores nationwide and are used as a common towelette to sanitize the skin.

About the Recall

This recall is being issued due to concerns surrounding potential microbial contamination of Burkholderia Cepacia (BC). Cepacia can cause pneumonia in individuals with low immune systems. This bacterium is so resilient, it has been found to survive even in betadine (a common antiseptic). BC is rare but can pose a significant threat to people who have cystic fibrosis (CF) or other lung diseases. According to, CF is a genetic disease caused by a hereditary defect interfering with the body’s capability to transmit salt and water to and from cells. This also causes buildup of mucus that will possibly clog the lungs and digestive organs.

What to do with the Product

For healthy individuals, the presence of Burkholderia Cepacia on the swab is not threatening to their health. However, as a safety precaution, all customers should get rid of this product to prevent any risk of these bacterium or diseases potentially threatening their health. This product is found in retail stores and health kits nationwide and should be disposed of in the proper waste receptacle.

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