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IRIC safety alert

Safety Action Notice – SAN2205

Published on 05 July 2022

From: Health Facilities Scotland

SAN2205 – Recall of hygiene products associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.



Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been detected in some hygiene products manufactured by Vernacare.

Vernacare issued a voluntary product recall on 21st April 2022 to distributors of all ‘in-date’ cosmetic products which include wet wipes, washmitts, barrier cloths, bedbath washcloths and shampoo caps produced at its Lancashire facility. Products manufactured by Vernacare are sold under a range of product names (see attachment).

Withdrawal of the listed products is required due to a risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa transmission associated with their use in health and social care settings.