Hold up moms and dads! Before you put sunscreen on your little ones, there's a recall you need to know about.
Nearly 30,000 tubes of Badger brand sunscreens for babies and children have been recalled after possible contamination of bacteria and fungi.
Thursday, W.S. Badger Co. Inc., the leading maker of natural and organic sunscreens recalled all lots of the company's 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion.
The products all passed testing before they were put on sale, in February, but routine quality checks later turned up three microbes.
The testing suggested all the problems were caused by "preservative instability," the company says.
The recalled products include:
SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion tubes with UPC codes of 34084490091 and 634084490114. (Lot #'s 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, 3133A)
SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion tubes with UPC codes of 634084490145 and 634084490169 ( Lot # 3164A)
No adverse reactions have been reported and toxicologists say that the organisms found in the sunscreens are "unlikely to cause problems, except for in immune-compromised persons or for persons with severely damaged skin." If you suspect illness from using this sunscreen, contact your doctor.
Consumers can return the sunscreens to retailers or contact Badger at 1-800-603-6100 or email@example.com. The company says any adverse reactions should be reported to the Food and Drug Administration.