Ultrasound Gel Recall

Ultrasound Gel Recall

Today, the FDA issued updated information regarding Eco-Med ultrasound gels and lotions, expanding the limited voluntary recall issued on August 4, 2021 to now include all ultrasound gels and lotions manufactured by Eco-Med Pharmaceutical, Inc. These gels are used for bladder scan machines, as well as in therapy gyms for ultrasound treatments.

The FDA is asking all healthcare providers and healthcare facilities to immediately stop using and discard all Eco-Med manufactured ultrasound gels and lotions due to the concern for contamination with Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteria. Additional information from FDA regarding this product can be found here: Stop Using All Eco-Med Ultrasound Gels and Lotions Due to Risk of Bacterial Contamination – Letter to Health Care Providers | FDA.

CDC is working with local and state public health partners and the FDA on this investigation and will continue to provide relevant updates here: Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Infections Associated with Contaminated Ultrasound Gel | HAI | CDC. CDC’s most current information will be posted to this webpage within the next 24 hours. CDC has not issued a call for cases.

For any questions or suspected cases associated with this product, please contact your local health department or Department of Health Healthcare Associated Infections Program or HAI@doh.wa.gov.




Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
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