Tainted Wipes Recalled Due to Bacteria Contamination

Posted on September 21, 2011

Professional Disposables International Inc. has issued a recall for five different products of their non-sterile alcohol prep pads due to a bacteria contamination, according to news reports.

The company shares a supplier with another wipe-maker whose products tested positive for Bacillus cereus bacteria. That company was shut down and is currently facing at least eight lawsuits and has been blamed for the death of a toddler who contracted bacterial meningitis after using the pads for medical prep, according to reports.

The recall comes after representatives from the Food and Drug Administration found levels of the bacteria on products after visiting the plant. PDI has stated that the levels are low enough that the Bacillus cereus bacteria is not dangerous.
As a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney, consumer safety is my number one priority, especially when it comes to the safety of our children. I know that even with all of the rules and regulations imposed on product manufacturers things can still go wrong and sometimes companies even put profit before safety. If you or a loved one has been affected by a product that caused illness or death, please do not hesitate to call a product defect lawyer right away. The longer you wait the more chance you have of losing evidence for your potential product liability case.

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