Sage Products has issued a nationwide recall for Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths over potential contamination with Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), an antibiotic resistant bacteria that could cause infections that are life-threatening.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Update: More Skin Products Recalled Over Potential Microbial Contamination
September 6, 2016 – For the second time, Sage Products is expanding its global recall of impregnated cloth topical skin products because they may be contaminated with B. cepacia. Affected products include Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths, Incontinence Clean-Up Cloths, M-care Meatal Cleansing Cloths for the Foley Catheterized Patient, Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths, and 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths. Each of these products contain single-use, disposable cloths that were distributed worldwide from August 2014 to August 2016.
What’s the Problem?
August 1, 2016 – The recall was announced today after it was found that the Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths were contaminated with B. cepacia, a bacteria can cause severe infections when applied topically to hospitalized patients and others whose bodies are unable to fight infections. The cloths are a topical skin protectant used to treat and prevent moisture associated skin irritation caused by urine and/or stool exposure.
Which Products are Affected?
Products affected by this recall include:
- Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths: Product Code 7503; NDC Number 53462-915-50; Lot Number 53957; Expiration Date 3/6/2018.
These products were distributed to consumers from March 31, 2016 to June 8, 2016. To date, no injuries have been reported in connection with this recall.
B. Cepacia Infection Symptoms
The symptoms of B. cepacia are usually similar to the symptoms of a lung infection and are common in people with cystic fibrosis. These symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
If you purchased Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths affected by this recall, you should stop using them immediately and return them to the manufacturer for credit. You should contact your doctor immediately if you have any of the above symptoms or other problems that may be related to using the products.
Barrier Cream Cloth Recall Expanded
August 12, 2016 – Sage Products announced today it is expanding its nationwide recall to include an additional lot of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths over potential contamination with B. cepacia bacteria. The expanded recall affects Product Code 7905; NDC Number 53462-915-80; Lot Number 55781; Expiration Date 6/9/2018.
Do I Have a Barrier Cream Cloth Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you got an infection after using barrier cream cloths, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.