FDA: Do Not Use These Alcohol Pads, Antiseptic Towelettes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals not to use alcohol pads or benzalkonium chloride antiseptic towelettes made by Foshan Flying Medical Products Co. Ltd. These products may not be sterile and may have other quality issues.

The specific products include:

  • Alcohol Prep Pad, single count, NDC# 54429-0101-1 (distributed by Total Resources International)
  • Antiseptic Towelettes, Benzalkonium Chloride/First Aid Antiseptic, single count (distributed by Total Resources International)
  • Alcohol Prep Pads, 100 individual pads per package, NDC# 98302-0001-05 (distributed by Simple Diagnostics Inc.)
  • Alcohol Pad, 70% Isopropyl Alcohol, Sterile (distributed by Simple Diagnostics Inc.)

Individuals that are in possession of alcohol pads and antiseptic towelettes labeled by Total Resource or Simple Diagnostics should immediately stop using the products and discard them. While the FDA had initially contacted Foshan about the recall in May 2017, the Company, located in China, has not taken action to remove the products from the market. 

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Currently, there have been no reports of adverse events related to these products. Healthcare professionals are being asked to report any potential side effects to the FDA's MedWatch program.

For more information visit FDA.gov.