Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sunscreen recall

The W.S. Badger Company, makers of the infamous Badger Balm, is recalling all lots of its four-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its four-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion.

According to the FDA, the voluntary recall stems from "microbial contamination" that was found during routine product re-testing. The sunscreens in question were found to contain Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi.

In a statement, Badger Founder and CEO Bill Whyte said the affected sunscreens passed "required microbiological and comprehensive challenge testing" prior to their sale online and at major retailers in the U.S. and Canada. In its 18-year history, Whyte said, this is Badger's first recall.

Apparently the preservative system in the affected lots was "compromised," but as of Sept. 25, the FDA said no adverse reactions have been reported.

For details on the affected UPC numbers and refund information, click here.