BD Recalls Specified Lots of ChloraPrep Hi-Lite Orange 26 mL Applicator
By Michael Dabaie
Becton, Dickinson and Co. said it is voluntarily recalling
specified lots of its ChloraPrep Hi-Lite Orange 26 mL Applicator
due to a defective applicator.
The product is used as an antiseptic to prepare the patient's
skin prior to surgery to help reduce bacteria that potentially can
cause skin infection.
The applicator contains glass ampules that house the sterile
ChloraPrep solution. In normal circumstances, the product is
activated by squeezing the wing on the applicator to break the
ampule, which releases the solution to the sponge head for
application to the patient's skin.
In some lots, the applicator end cap was improperly secured due
to a manufacturing error, BD said. This can result in broken glass
and solution dropping out of the applicator once activated. In some
cases, the glass ampules can drop out before activation and shatter
if striking a hard surface, the company said. These products were
distributed in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
BD said it has no current reports of severe injury.
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