Tragically, it is too late for 2-year old Harrison Kothari. Harrison died as a result of using a anit-bacterial wipe that was contaminated with life-threatening bacteria.
Wipes manufactured by Triad and H&P have been linked to very serious illnesses in the cases of four patients with multiple sclerosis. A Tennessee gentleman contracted a life threatening Bacillus cereus infection and required open heart surgery.
On June 13, 2011, a Wisconsin federal judge granted a legal injunction against the Triad Group and H&P Industries, prohibiting the company from manufacturing or distributing drugs or medical devices. The injunction was issued following the seizure of $6 million of the company’s products from their headquarters in Wisconsin.
The court order will remain in effect until the company creates and follows a quality assurance program that will allow their products to meet federal guidelines.
The company has failed a series of FDA inspections and has issued five voluntary recalls since December due to bacterial contamination found in its products.
Triad’s products, including cold medications, sprays, and wipes, were widely used in medical facilities across the country and were sold at Safeway, City Market, and Walgreens. Some of the products include:
- All lots of alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs and alcohol swab sticks.
- Sterile lube products: Triad, McKesson, Select, Cardinal, Imco, Schein and Novation.
- Povidone Iodine Prep Pads with labels: Amerinet, Cardinal Health, Versapro, Novation, Triad, Triad+, Total Resources and north Safety.
Please check your medicine cabinet for Triad products and make sure you are not using products that have been recalled. You can visit the Triad’s website, in order to find out more information about the recalled products.