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01-05-2016

Halyard Health’s Response to Allegations in Lawsuit Referenced in 60 Minutes Program

Halyard was contacted by the North American TV Show 60 Minutes to participate in a story about Personal Protective Equipment based on litigation claims regarding MICROCOOL* gowns. This episode of 60 Minutes aired on Sunday night in the US.

The primary focus of the story is the MICROCOOL* gown and the litigation that was filed prior to Halyard Health’s spin-off from Kimberly-Clark in 2014. The accusations claim that Halyard sold MICROCOOL* gowns as AAMI Level 4 compliant (a US specific Standard) when, allegedly, the gowns were not compliant. The company disagrees with the allegations in the lawsuit and engaged with 60 Minutes to express confidence in the safety and efficacy of the MICROCOOL* gown.

MICROCOOL* gowns have a remarkable safety record. Since they were introduced in 2010, the company has sold more than 58 million gowns and received less than 1 complaint of a strikethrough per million gowns sold. There has never been a single reported case of an individual becoming infected due to a defect in one of Halyard Health’s gowns. The MICROCOOL* gowns are and always have been safe and effective.

A more detailed response on this can be found in the Newsroom section of the company’s website.