A top brand of organic sunscreen for babies and kids is being recalled after tests showed contamination with harmful bacteria and fungi, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration press release.
The sunscreen products were contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi. While still organic, these bacteria and fungi can be harmful, especially in people with weakened immune systems.
The manufacturer of the sunscreen products, W.S. Badger Co. Inc., is voluntarily recalling all lots of its SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion (4 oz) and one lot of its SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion (4 oz).
"All of these lots passed the required microbiological and comprehensive challenge testing prior to sale," says Bill Whyte, CEO of W.S. Badger. "It was during routine re-testing that we discovered that the preservative system in several lots had been compromised."
Both brands of sunscreen are sold in the United States and Canada from online retailers, independent food co-ops, and pharmacies.
The affected lots include:
- SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4 oz
UPC: 634084490091 and 634084490114
Lot numbers: 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, and 3133A
- SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion
UPC: 634084490145 and 634084490169
Lot number: 3164A
These products may be returned for a refund.
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No adverse events have been reported.
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