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article imageBadger kids sunscreens recalled

By Tim Sandle     Sep 29, 2013 in Health
Some Badger sunscreens are being recalled by the manufacture after potentially-dangerous levels of bacteria and fungi were found during testing.
New Hampshire-based W.S. Badger Co. Inc. is recalling all lots of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion due to contamination. The recall affects products sold in the U.S.
According to the company, no illnesses or reactions have been reported in connection with the products and recalls are precautionary. However, consumers are asked to not use them and return them to the original point of purchase for a full refund, or contact Badger directly at 1-800-603-6100 or email recalls@badgerbalm.com.
Badger founder and CEO Bill Whyte is quoted in a statement saying: "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."
The contamination detected is the bacterium Peudomonas aeruginosa, the yeast Candida parapsilosis and a fungus called Acremonium species. The most worrying microbial contaminant is the Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacterium can lead to skin rashes and ear infections, especially in children following exposure to water.
The affected lot numbers are:
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
The lot code numbers can be found on the top front of the tube crimp.
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