W.S. Badger recalled 30,000 tubes of sunscreen for babies according to an NBC News report on Wednesday. The sunscreen recall was initiated due to possible contamination with three types of bacteria and fungi, which could cause infection.
Based out of New Hampshire, W.S. Badger sunscreen is popular amongst parents who want organic body care for their children. The sunscreen line has also received top efficacy ratings from the EWG. However, 30,000 tubes have been recalled, a first for the brand, according to Billy Whyte, W.S. Badger founder and Chief Executive Officer.
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.
Effected Badger sunscreen include the entire lot of the four-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its four-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen lotion because they may be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi.
Routine retesting uncovered the contaminated baby sunscreen, however the FDA has no reported cases of infection or negative reactions. The microbial impurities hold the possibility of causing infection amongst humans.
The FDA lists the lot numbers of the sunscreen for babies as follows:
- SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz (UPC: 634084490091&634084490114) Lot #’s 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, 3133A
- SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion (UPC: 634084490145 & 634084490169) Lot #3164A
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