Medical Action Industries Inc. has recalled more than 8,000 medical convenience kits due to fungal contamination risk from an applicator used to sanitize skin prior to wound care, catheter procedures and blood collection, the Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday. FDA has not received any associated injury reports, but skin preparation products contaminated with this type of fungus can cause serious infection, illness and death, FDA said. The company alerted customers to the recall on April 9 and instructed them to discard any inventory on hand. Health care professionals and consumers may report any associated adverse reactions or quality problems to the FDA MedWatch program.

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