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Subject: Sporicidin wipes

Sporicidin wipes

From: Ian Fulton <ian.fulton>
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2002
I have seen some reference to Sporicidin, it seemed a good idea at
the time, but now it seems ineffective as indicated below in


and it begins ...

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun testing
    antimicrobial products registered for use as sterilants and
    sporicides to determine their effectiveness. The product
    Sporicidin Cold Sterilizing Solution (SCSS) (EPA Reg. No.
    8383-5), registered as a sterilant to reprocess medical
    instruments that are reused, has failed standard registration
    efficacy tests. On December 13, 1991, EPA issued a "Stop Sale,
    Use or Removal Order" against the registrant of Sporicidin,
    Sporicidin Company of Rockville, Maryland. In addition, on
    December 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed court
    actions to seize the following five products distributed by
    Sporicidin Company: SCSS, Sporicidin-HD, Sporicidin Brand
    Disinfectant Solution, Sporicidin Brand Disinfectant Spray, and
    Sporicidin Disinfectant Towelettes. The FDA also filed a
    cease-and-desist order involving SCSS and Sporicidin-HD, the
    first step toward a mandatory recall of these two products. The
    Federal Trade Commission filed a district court complaint for a
    preliminary injunction to prohibit false and misleading
    advertisement of SCSS.

Ian Fulton

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:21
               Distributed: Thursday, September 19, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-16-21-005
Received on Wednesday, 18 September, 2002

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