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Barrier Cream Cloth Lawsuit

Barrier Cream Cloth Lawsuit

Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths have been recalled due to microbial contamination with B. cepacia, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause deadly infections.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Barrier Cream Cloth induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a B. cepacia infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Recall Expands

August 19, 2016 — Sage Products added dozens of lots of Cream Cloths to the recall. These products were distributed worldwide from August 2012 through August 2014. No infections have been reported. Click here to read more.

Overview

Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths are disposable washcloths that are primarily used to prevent skin damage in people with incontinence. They contain a moisturizer and 3% dimethicone, which helps create a barrier to seal out wetness and prevent skin irritation.

Barrier Cream Cloth Recall

In August 2016, Sage Products recalled one lot of Barrier Cream Cloths after a product was found to be contaminated with the bacteria B. cepacia.

No adverse events have been reported, but the manufacturer warns:

“Topical administration of a product with B. cepacia may cause serious infections in patients whose bodies cannot fight disease or in hospitalized patients, as well as certain other patient groups. These infections could be life-threatening.”

Recalled Product Information

Product Code 7503; NDC Number 53462-915-50; Lot Number 53957; Expiration Date 3/6/2018. The affected lot was distributed to customers between March 31, 2016 and June 8, 2016.

What is B. Cepacia?

Burkholderia cepacia or “B. cepacia complex” is a group of bacteria that are commonly found in soil and water. They are resistant to many antibiotics, which can make treating infections challenging. Healthy adults are rarely infected. B. cepacia mostly infects very sick patients in hospitals, according to the CDC.

Contaminated Wipe Recalls

This is not the first time hospital wipes have been recalled for B. cepacia contamination. In August 2012, Dukal Corp. recalled Benzalkonium chloride antiseptic wipes.

Other types of bacteria have also led to massive wipe recalls. In 2011, H&P Industries recalled wipes and swabs due to contamination with Bacillus cereus. The company settled several lawsuits, including one filed by the family of a 2 year-old boy who died.

Do I have a Barrier Cream Cloth Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Barrier Cream Cloth induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a B. cepacia infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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