January 31, 2012
Johnson & Johnson Recalls Aveeno Baby Lotion
Johnson & Johnson have announced a voluntary recall for its Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion. According to tests performed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the lotion contained an excessive amount of the common bacteria coagulase-negative Staphylococci.
But an independent laboratory, EMSL, tested the samples and did not find any indication that the number of bacteria exceeded specifications. Jason Dobranic Ph.D., National Microbiology Director at EMSL says, “As one of the nation´s leading testing laboratories, EMSL Analytical offers companies advanced microbiology testing services for their consumer products in cases such as these. We help companies deal with quality-control issues and recalls, and because we are an FDA registered, cGMP compliant, and IS) 17025 accredited laboratory, our clients know that they can rely on our results.”The bacteria is commonly found living on the skin, scalp, and mucous membranes of humans. And is also commonly found in cosmetic products but is not considered a health threat.
The company is recalling 2,200 tubes of the lotion containing the lot number 0161LK. The tubes were sold in nine states Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. The recall is voluntary and no ill effects have been reported.
The chance of any ill effects is very slim, according to Johnson & Johnson. They will offer consumers a refund, but the recall states, “Consumers do not need to take action and the potential for adverse health effects is remote. Of course, anyone who has concerns or is uncomfortable using the product may discontinue us.”
According to the Johnson & Johnson press release the full product name recalled is Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion with the UPC code 38137-0036456. Johnson & Johnson´s Consumer Call Center can be reached at 1-877-298-2525.
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