Dukal Corporation announced a U.S. voluntary nationwide recall of selected lots of benzalkonium chloride swabs and antiseptic wipes manufactured for Dukal by Jianerkang Medical Dressing Co. due to concerns about potential microbial contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. Use of contaminated wipes could lead to infections, some of which pose health risks in immune-suppressed patients.

Benzalkonium chloride antiseptic wipes are sold separately over-the counter and in kits. These products were distributed nationwide to the wholesale and retail levels. 

All customers are advised to discontinue use of products identified in this recall immediately and should dispose of the product. The Firm’s Press Release contains a listing of lot numbers affected by this recall: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm313912.htm.

For more information visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm314006.htm.