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FDA Announces Recall of Selected Badger Sunscreen Lotions

September 27, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has notified consumers of a voluntary recall of selected lots of sunscreen lotions manufactured by W.S. Badger Co. Inc.

Badger initiated the voluntary recall of all lots of its 4-oz. SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-oz. SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion due to contamination with the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi.

No adverse reactions have been reported in connection with these products. However, consumers who have the affected lots should not use them.

Both products are sold in the United States and Canada online and at major retailers as well as independent food co-ops and pharmacies.

People with cystic fibrosis who have used the recalled products and have concerns about their health should speak with their CF physician or health care provider.

The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause lung infections in people with CF and can be spread between people with CF.

To find the UPC and lot codes and to see photos of the recalled products, visit www.badgerbalm.com/t-recalls.aspx. The recalled product can be identified by matching the UPC with the lot code, which can be found on the top front of the tube crimp.

Consumers who purchased the recalled sunscreen lotions may return the product to the original point of purchase for a full refund, or contact Badger directly at 1-800-603-6100 or recalls@badgerbalm.com between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST), Monday – Friday.

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