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Fagron Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of LETS GEL KIT Convenience Packs Due to Potential Microbial Contamination of Non-Sterile Products

Last updated March 1, 2020

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

Fagron Inc. is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of LETS GEL KIT Convenience Packs to the hospital, pharmacy and distributor level. The product has been found to potentially contain microbial contamination in the non-sterile Suturagel Methylcellulose base component of the LETS GEL KIT Convenience Packs. FDA analysis identified Bacillus fortis/Geobacillus toebii, Bacillus spp, and Bacillus circulans as contaminants in some samples obtained during an inspection of Fagron Inc.


Company Announcement Date: October 31, 2019

FDA Publish Date: November 01, 2019

Product Type: Drugs

Reason for Announcement: Potentially contain microbial contamination in the non-sterile Suturagel

Company Name: Fagron Inc.

Brand Name: Fagron

Product Description: LETS GEL KIT Convenience Packs

Fagron Inc. is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of LETS GEL KIT Convenience Packs to the hospital, pharmacy and distributor level. The product has been found to potentially contain microbial contamination in the non-sterile Suturagel Methylcellulose base component of the LETS GEL KIT Convenience Packs. FDA analysis identified Bacillus fortis/Geobacillus toebii, Bacillus spp, and Bacillus circulans as contaminants in some samples obtained during an inspection of Fagron Inc.

This non-sterile product has the potential to result in an increased chance of infection at the site of administration during open wound care. The use of this or other non-sterile products in wound treatment may increase the risk of infection, especially for immunocompromised patients, the elderly or children. To date, Fagron Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. Fagron Inc. places the health and well being of patients first and focuses on quality throughout our production processes. Fagron Inc. will contact all affected customers via a recall letter to arrange for the return of all products identified in the recall.

The product is used as a topical anesthetic and is packaged in boxes containing lidocaine hydrochloride, epinephrine bitartrate, tetracaine hydrochloride, sodium metabisulfite, Suturagel Methylcellulose base, adapter cap and syringes. The affected LETS GEL KIT Convenience Pack lots include the following lot numbers and expiration dates:

The product can be identified by the product packaging and labeling. The product was distributed nationwide to hospitals, pharmacies and distributors.

Fagron Inc. is notifying its distributors and customers by phone, e-mail, and/or letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Hospitals, pharmacies and distributors that have LETS GEL KIT Convenience Packs which are being recalled should quarantine this material. Please immediately discontinue use or distribution of the affected lots.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Stericycle via the following information.

Phone: 877-448-5308 (8am – 5pm EST)

FAX: 877-884-9410

Email: Fagron7222@stericycle.com

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using the product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

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First uploaded: March 1, 2020
Last updated: March 1, 2020