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Recall - Sage Single Use Cleansing Cloths

Web posted on September 22, 2016

This recall involves some lots of various Sage brand single-use, pre-moistened disposable skin-cleansing cloths. The skin-cleansing cloths are used mainly in healthcare settings such as hospitals, but they are also sold nationwide at retail pharmacies and medical supply stores.

The following products are included in this recall:

Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths
Reorder #Product DescriptionLot Number
7803Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack50812
50832
50852
7815Deodorant Bath Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 5 pack47178
47463
48186
49194
7818Deodorant Bath Medium Weight Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 8 pack49181
7855Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths, 5 pack46097
47845
7856Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack48126
49056
51203
52547
7903Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack47899
7907Baby Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 4 pack46024
47290
47298
48019
48862
49719
49742
51277
52560
53166
54080
54909
55627
7942Deodorant Bath Premium Heavyweight Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 8 pack45811
48169
7943Deodorant Clean-up Odor Eliminating Washcloths, 3 pack45841
47190
47471
47505
48196
49208
49770
50865
51139
51173
52085
52122
52130
52137
53206
52117
53241
54114
54918
55679
56256
7956Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack45952
47243
47999
48849
51263
7959Bath Cloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack49128
7987Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 5 pack45975
46601
47263
48090
48586
48693
7988Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths Fragrance Free, 8 pack48595
48649

Incontinence Clean-up Cloths
Reorder #Product DescriptionLot Number
7505Incontinence Clean-up Cloths Fragrance Free52588
52596
52603
52607
53401
53425
54432
55892

M-Care Meatal Cleansing Cloths for the Foley Catheterized Patient
Reorder #Product DescriptionLot Number
7952M-Care Meatal Cleansing for the Foley Catheterized Patient, 2 pack46651
49247
49782
50894
50899
50904
53283
54171
54956
55721

This recall is due to possible contamination with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia). This bacterium poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, hospitalized patients and people who have certain health problems like a weakened immune system or chronic lung disease, particularly cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia.

Adverse effects can range from non-serious events, such as rash or other skin irritations, to potentially serious and even life-threatening infections of the blood stream or respiratory system.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase.

Neither Health Canada nor Sage Products LLC has received any reports of consumer incidents or illnesses in Canada related to the use of these products.

The affected products were distributed in Canada between August 2014 and August 2016. Approximately 1,260,000 units of the affected products were distributed to health care facilities, pharmacies and medical supply stores across Canada.

The affected product was manufactured in the United States by Sage Products LLC, Cary, Illinois and distributed through Cardinal Health Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

For more information, consumers can contact Sage Products by telephone toll-free at 1-800-421-6556, or by email.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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