There is a recall for all lots of Povidone Iodine Swabsticks, Povidone Iodine Prep Solutions, Povidone Iodine Scrub Solutions, and Povidone Iodine Prep Gel. As if H&P Industries/Triad Group needed more trouble: they are already under heavy scrutiny by the FDA and facing down lawsuits from the bacterial contamination stemming from a recall in December.
Why the recall? Another screw up. The products were made without having procedures designed to prevent objectionable microorganisms, according to the recall notice.
These povidone iodine products were distributed throughout the country and used as an antiseptic for preparation of the skin prior to surgery and to prevent infection after minor cuts, scrapes and burns.
“I used these products. Do I have a lawsuit?” In 99.99% of the cases, the answer is going to be no. But if you were injured – and their have been wrongful death claims made as well – you likely have a claim. Because it seems pretty clear that something awful is happening with these products that just should not have happened.