Professional Dentist Supplies—Chlorofluor Gel
What are the defects?
Testing detected high levels of Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia).
What are the hazards?
B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, people with weakened immune systems, such as intensive care patients, may be more susceptible to B. cepacia infections and at increased risk of associated health problems.
The effects of B. cepacia infection vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all, to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with chronic lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis.
What should consumers do?
If you have Chlorofluor Gel, check the batch number located on the label.
If it is from batch number BK 119, stop using it.
Return it to the place of purchase for a refund or call Professional Dentist Supplies' customer service line on (03) 9761 6615 to arrange for the return of affected product and a refund.
If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, talk to your health professional.
Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.