A voluntary recall of baby sunscreen lotions was announced Tuesday. W.S. Badger Company said certain batches of SPF-30 sunscreen for infants and kids contained bacteria which prompted lots to be recalled, according to a September 24 Reuters news report.
The Badger baby sunscreen recall involves the 4-ounce sizes of baby and kids SPF-30 lotions due to microbial contamination, namely Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi.
The PA infection is the most common pathogen isolated from patients in the hospital for longer than one week, according to Medscape. It is potentially life-threatening.
The CP infection is caused by a yeast and affects mostly children/infants and those with weak immune systems. Finally, the AF is a slow-growing mold that causes opportunistic infections.
Currently, there are no reported health incidents linked to the baby sunscreen recall by the Badger Company.
The sunscreen lotions affected by the recall are the following:
- SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion (UPC: 634084490145 & 634084490169) Lot # 3164A
- SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz (UPC: 634084490091&634084490114) Lot #’s 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, 3133A
Consumers are advised not to use any product associated with the baby sunscreen recall. Instead, they should return the products, typically bought online and at brick and mortar retailers, for a full refund.
As an option, consumers can reach out to Badger directly by calling toll-free at 1-800-603-6100 or send an email to email@example.com between the hours of 8:30-4:30 EDT, M-F.
“As a father and grandfather, the safety and well-being of children is my highest priority. All of these lots passed the required microbiological and comprehensive challenge testing prior to sale. It was during routine re-testing that we discovered that the preservative system in several lots had been compromised. In our 18-year history, this voluntary recall is a first. We continue to conduct rigorous testing and are taking steps to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future,” said Badger Founder & CEO Bill Whyte over the voluntary baby sunscreen recall.
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