Teleflex Medical Australia Pty Ltd — Various Comfort impregnated cloth topical skin products

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Product description

Products that are impregnated with barrier creams and/or antiseptic agents, which are used to protect and/or clean areas of skin.
Affected products:
Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths (catalogue numbers 7526 and 7905)
Comfort Shield Perineal Washcloths (catalogue number 7453)
Comfort Personal Cleansing Antiseptic Body Cleansing Washcloths (catalogue numbers 9601 and 9602)
Comfort Personal Cleansing Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths (catalogue number 7413)
Comfort Personal Impreva Bath Cleansing Washcloths (catalogue number7988 )
ARTG Number 227609
Various batches and expiry dates are affected (see attached list)
Identifying features

Reasons the product is recalled

Some batches of the products are contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia.

The hazards to consumers

Topical administration of a product with presence of microbial contamination may cause serious infections in immunocompromised persons and in hospitalised patients, as well as certain other patient groups.

What consumers should do

If you or someone you provide care for, uses any of the Comfort impregnated cloth topical skin products listed, please be alert to this issue.

Check the packaging and if the products is from an affected batch, do not use it. Return it to the place of purchase for a refund or a replacement product.

If you have any concerns or queries, talk to your health professional or call Teleflex Medical Australia Customer Service on 1300 360 226.


Teleflex Medical Australia Pty Ltd

Traders who sold this product

Hospitals, health services and other distributers nationally

Where the product was sold


Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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