Baby and Kids Sunscreen Recalled Due to ContaminationElizabeth Keefe |26, September 2013
If you have been putting sunscreen on your baby recently, it's time to check the bottle! On September 25, 2013, W.S. Badger Co. Inc. issued a full recalled all of its four ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion. Badger has also recalled one lot of its four ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion.
After testing the sunscreen products, they were found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the microbial contaminations in the sunscreen may cause mild or serious infections in people with weakened immune systems, including:
- Blood Infections (Pseudomonas aeruginosa),
- Pneumonia (Pseudomonas aeruginosa),
- Yeast Infections (Candida parapsilosis), and
- Fungal Infections (Acremonium fungi)
The sunscreens have been sold in the U.S. and Canada in major retail stores, online, and in pharmacies. If you have recently purchased Badger sunscreen, please take a look at the bottle. If the UPC code, which can be found on the top front of the tube, matches one of the following codes, please discontinue use immediately and return the product to the store you purchased it from to receive a full refund.
Additionally, you may contact Badger directly by email at email@example.com, or by phone 1-800-603-6100, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 Eastern Standard Time.
UPC/ Lot codes included in the recall include:
SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz
UPC: 634084490091 and 634084490114
Lot Numbers: 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, 3133A
SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion
UPC: 634084490145 and 634084490169
Lot Numbers: 3164A
If you baby or child has experienced adverse reactions by using the sunscreen, please report it to the U.S Food and Drug Administration by using their online form located at https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/.
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