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Aerowipe Cleansing Wipes (supplied in some first aid kits)

Product defect correction - potential mould contamination

28 September 2020

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Aero Healthcare AU Pty Ltd, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration, is issuing a product defect correction for two batches of Aerowipe Cleansing Wipes supplied in some first aid kits due to apparent mould contamination.

If users did not notice the apparent contamination there is the potential for the wipes to cause infection.

Wipes showing apparent mould contamination
Some of the wipes show apparent mould contamination. This is being investigated.

The front of the wipes' packaging highlighting where the batch number is printed.
The front of the wipes' packaging highlighting where the batch number is printed.

The affected batch numbers of the wipes are:

  • 24473 (expiry 02/2025)
  • 24706 (expiry 04/2025)

They were sold to the public between 7 May 2020 and 25 August 2020.

No other batches of Aerowipe Cleansing Wipes are affected by this recall. A full lab investigation of this anomaly is in process.

If you purchased a first aid kit supplied by Aero Healthcare between 7 May 2020 and 25 August 2020 and it contains Aerowipe Cleansing Wipes from batches 24473 or 24706, do not open the wipes and call Aerowipe's customer service line on 1800 628 881 to arrange for replacement wipes to be sent to you

Information about specific first aid kit models potentially affected can be found here: www.aerohealthcare.com/recalls

Potentially affected first aid kits (supplied between 7 May 2020 and 25 August 2020) include:

# Product Code Product Description
1 AFAK3M DEFENDER Tough Metal First Aid Kit Metal 23 x 16.5 x 70cm
2 AFAK3P DEFENDER Plastic Neat First Aid Kit Orange Plastic 25.5 x 23.5 x 9cm
3 AFAK3S DEFENDER Softpack Versatile First AidKit Softpack 19.5 x 13 x 9cm
4 AFAK3W DEFENDER First Aid Kit W/Proof Plastic Plastic 17.6 x 24.8 x 7.6cm
5 AFAK4C RESPONDER Plastic Rugged First Aid Kit Orange/White 23.3 x 26.6 x 9.8cm
6 AFAK4M RESPONDER Tough Metal First Aid Kit Small Metal 38 x 24 x 12cm
7 AFAK4P RESPONDER Plastic Neat First Aid Kit Small Plastic 27 x 28 x 9.5cm
8 AFAK4R RESPONDER Refill
9 AFAK4S RESPONDER Softpack Versatile F/A Kit Small Softpack 24.5 x 15.5 x 10cm
10 AFAK4SF RESPONDER F&B Softpack Versatile F/A Kit Small Softpack 24.5 x 15.5 x 10cm
11 AFAK4T RESPONDER Plastic Tacklebox Kit White/Clear 42 x 21 x 22
12 AFAK4W RESPONDER First Aid Kit W/Proof Plastic Plastic 24.3 x 24.3 x 8cm
13 AFAK5C OPERATOR Plastic Rugged First Aid Kit Orange/White 26.3 x 34.7 x 11cm
14 AFAK5M OPERATOR Tough Metal First Aid Kit Medium Metal 42 x 28.5 x 13cm
15 AFAK5P OPERATOR Plastic Neat First Aid Kit Medium Plastic 28 x 34 x 10cm
16 AFAK5R OPERATOR 5 Series Refill Refill
17 AFAK5RF OPERATOR 5 Series F&B Refill Refill
18 AFAK5S OPERATOR Softpack Versatile F/A Kit Medium Softpack 27 x 36 x 10cm
19 AFAK5SF OPERATOR F&B Softpack Versatile F/A Kit Medium Softpack 27 x 36 x 10cm
20 AFAK5T OPERATOR Plastic Tacklebox Kit White/Clear 42 x 21 x 22
21 AFAK6M COMMANDER Tough Metal First Aid Kit Large Metal 57.5 x 41 x 13cm
22 AFAK6MF COMMANDER Tough F&B Metal First Aid Kit Large Metal 57.5 x 41 x 13cm
23 AFAK6S COMMANDER Softpack Versatile F/A Kit Large Softpack 34 x 36 x 23cm
24 AFAKHFA45S Highlands First Aid Workplace Softpack, Green 36 x 27 x 10cm
25 AFAKRA34C-I Remote Area LOW RISK F/A Kit Rugged Orange/White 27 x 23 x 9cm
26 AFAKRA45C-I Remote Area Plastic Rugged F/A Kit Rugged Orange/White 23.3 x 26.6 x 9.8cm
27 AFAKRA4R-I Remote Area_ 4 Series REFILL
28 AFAKRA5C-I Remote Area Plastic Rugged F/A Kit Rugged Orange/White 26.3 x 34.7 x 11cm
29 AFAKRA5R-I Remote Area_ 5 Series REFILL
30 AFAKRA6C-I Remote Area HIGH RISK Plastic F/A Kit Rugged Orange 42.8x30.4x14.6cm
31 AFAKTQ4S-I Tacmed Responder Vehicle F/A Kit Small Softpack 24.5 x 15.5 x 10cm
32 C.AFAK3CS CUSTOM_ Plastic Rugged Sports Kit Orange/White 23.3 x 26.6 x 9.8cm
33 C.AFAK3M CUSTOM_ Metal First Aid Kit Metal 23 x 16.5 x 70cm
34 C.AFAK3P CUSTOM_ Plastic First Aid Kit Orange Plastic 25.5 x 23.5 x 9cm
35 C.AFAK3R CUSTOM_ Series 3 Refill Pack
36 C.AFAK3S CUSTOM_ Softpack Versatile First Aid Kit Softpack 19.5 x 13 x 9cm
37 C.AFAK3W CUSTOM_ Plastic W/P First Aid Kit Plastic 17.6 x 24.8 x 7.6cm
38 C.AFAK4C CUSTOM_ Plastic First Aid Kit Orange/White 23.3 x 26.6 x 9.8cm
39 C.AFAK4M CUSTOM_ Metal First Aid Kit Small Metal 38 x 24 x 12cm
40 C.AFAK4MF CUSTOM_ Metal F&B First Aid Kit Small Metal 38 x 24 x 12cm
41 C.AFAK4P CUSTOM_ Plastic First Aid Kit Small Plastic 27 x 28 x 9.5cm
42 C.AFAK4R CUSTOM_ 4 Series Refill Pack Refill
43 C.AFAK4RF CUSTOM_ 4 Series F&B Refill Pack Refill
44 C.AFAK4S CUSTOM_ Softpack Versatile First Aid Kit Small Softpack 24.5 x 15.5 x 10cm
45 C.AFAK4T CUSTOM Plastic Tacklebox Kit White/Clear 42 x 21 x 22
46 C.AFAK4W CUSTOM_ Plastic W/P F/A Kit Plastic 24.3 x 24.3 x 8cm
47 C.AFAK5C CUSTOM_ Plastic First Aid Kit Orange/White 26.3 x 34.7 x 11cm
48 C.AFAK5M CUSTOM_ Metal First Aid Kit Medium Metal 42 x 28.5 x 13cm
49 C.AFAK5MF CUSTOM_ Metal F&B First Aid Kit Medium Metal 42 x 28.5 x 13cm
50 C.AFAK5P CUSTOM Plastic Neat First Aid Kit Medium Plastic 28 x 34 x 10cm
51 C.AFAK5R CUSTOM_5 Series Refill
52 C.AFAK5S CUSTOM_Softpack Versatile First Aid Kit Medium Softpack 27 x 36 x 10cm
53 C.AFAK5T CUSTOM Plastic Tacklebox Kit White/Clear 42 x 21 x 22
54 C.AFAK6C CUSTOM_ Plastic First Aid Kit Orange/White 30.5 x 43 x 14.5cm
55 C.AFAK6CF CUSTOM F&B Rugged First Aid Kit Orange/White 30.5 x 43 x 14.5cm
56 C.AFAK6M CUSTOM_ Metal First Aid Kit Large Metal 57.5 x 41 x 13cm
57 C.AFAK6R CUSTOM_ 6 Series Refill Refill
58 C.AFAK6S CUSTOM Softpack Versatile F/A Kit Large Softpack 34 x 36 x 23cm
59 C.COSAFAK3TS COS_3 Series Sports Tacklebox_FIRST082 White/Clear 42 x 21 x 22
60 C.COSAFAK45S COS_4 Series in 5S softpack_FIRST072 Medium Softpack 27 x 36 x 10cm
61 C.COSAFAK4C COS_4 Series Rugged F/A Kit_FIRST077 Orange/White 23.3 x 26.6 x 9.8cm
62 C.COSAFAK4M COS 4 Series Tough F/A Kit FIRST074 Small Metal 38 x 24 x 12cm
63 C.COSAFAK4R COS 4 Series Refill FIRST9913 Plastic 13 x 21 x 7.5cm
64 C.COSAFAK5S COS_5 Series Softpack Kit_ FIRST4203 Medium Softpack 27 x 36 x 10cm

Reporting problems

Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report problems with medical devices. Your report will contribute to the TGA's monitoring of these products. For more information see the TGA Incident Reporting and Investigation Scheme (IRIS).

The TGA cannot give advice about an individual's medical condition. You are strongly encouraged to talk with a health professional if you are concerned about a possible adverse event associated with a medical device.