Cardinal Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

May 6, 2008

Audience: Consumers, hospital and nursing home risk managers, healthcare professionals

[UPDATE 05/19/2008] Hydrox Labs issued a voluntary recall of another lot of Alcohol-Free Mouthwash because samples of the product tested were positive for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia). The affected product lot number is 26230.

[Posted 05/06/2008] Hydrox Labs issued a voluntary recall of Cardinal Health labeled alcohol-free mouthwash because the product was found to contain Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia). The affected product lot number is 26228. B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy individuals. However, people who have certain health problems such as weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to infections with this organism. Consumers and facilities with the recalled alcohol-free mouthwash should stop using the product and contact Cardinal Health for instructions on how to return the product.

[May 16, 2008 - Press Release - Hydrox Labs]
[May 02, 2008 - Press Release - Hydrox Labs]

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