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Recall: Aerowash Eyewash and Wound Irrigation Ampoules
Following the recall of several sodium chloride ampoules manufactured by Legency Remedies Private, preliminary testing indicates the presence of Ralstonia pickettii in additional saline products from the same manufacturer. As a precaution, Aerowash Eyewash and Wound Irrigation ampoules are now being recalled from the Australian market.
Batches affected by this recall are:
These ampoules are supplied both individually and as part of Aero branded and custom made first aid kits.
What do I need to do?
If you have any of the above products, do not use them. The batch number can be found on the ampoule label itself, below the product expiry.
Return the product to your place of purchase for a refund or contact the sponsor to arrange a refund.
What are the risks?
R. pickettii is a bacteria commonly found in the natural environment. It rarely causes infection in humans but may cause infection in people with weakened immune systems.
Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report problems with medical devices. Your report will contribute to our monitoring of these products. For more information see the TGA Incident Reporting and Investigation Scheme (IRIS).
We 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.