May 11, 2021

FDA: BD recalls certain lots of ChloraPrep

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

The Food & Drug Administration announced on April 20 that Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) was recalling certain lots of its ChloraPrep Hi-Lite Orange 26 mL Applicator. ChloraPrep is used as an antiseptic to prepare a patient’s skin before surgery.

The recall was initiated because the Applicator, which contains glass ampules that house the sterile ChloraPrep solution, has a defective end cap. This can result in broken glass and solution dropping out of the applicator, once activated or before activation. Immediate health consequences could be lacerations to the patient or healthcare worker


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To date, BD has received 56 complaints, and one laceration injury has been reported.

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