FDA MedWatch recently announced that H&P industries, Inc., initiated a voluntary product recall of ALL LOTS of Providine Prep Pads. Providine Prep Pads are private labeled for many accounts. H&P industries, Inc . is a manufacturer of over-the-counter products.
These Iodine Prep Pads are used by doctors, hospitals and individuals to prevent infection in minor cuts, burns, and scrapes. They are labeled as an antiseptic prior to surgery for preparation of the skin. The Providine Prep Pads were distributed nationwide, and were packaged in individual packets. They were sold in a box of 100 packets.
Use of this recalled product can lead to life-threatening infections. Those who are at particular risk include the following individuals:
– Immune suppressed patients; and
– Surgical patients.
If you or someone you know fit into one of these categories and have used the prep pad, you may be affected. According to the FDA, those with Elizabethkingia meningoseptica infections, have limited treatment options.
If you or someone you love is suffering from an injury brought on by a Providine Prep Pad or a prescription medication, contact our office. Our experienced attorneys will be more than happy to review your case, free of charge. We will answer your questions and make sure you understand all of your rights and options.