The FDA just issued a Safety Alert regarding the recall of SafeSpout and SafeShower products manufactured by Nephros Inc. The Nephros SafeSpout and SafeShower are sold as filters for washing and drinking. They are installed at the end of a standard sink faucet or shower head to prevent illness from bacteria and viruses.
In at least 2 cases, the recalled products reportedly did not prevent illness, according to the FDA. One person was sickened and another died from infections when they were exposure to harmful bacteria that were not filtered out of the water. This can happen, according to the FDA, when the fiber filter or the sealing compound, holding the fiber in place, breaks apart.
The recall involves all production lots of the following point-of-use (POU) filters, manufactured between July 2011 and September 2013 and distributed between October 2011 and October 2013:
SafeSpout 70-0233, 70-0238
SafeShower HH (Hand Held) 70-0237
SafeShower FH (Fixed Head) 70-0236
People who suspect thier infections are associated with use of a SafeSpout or SafeShower should contact attorney Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team. Fred and his team have won millions for clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against manufacturers, including a recent settlement of $45 million for several clients injured by a medical product.