Badger children's sunscreen recalled due to bacterial contamination

Badger recalls sunscreen for children and babies due to bacterial contamination.
Posted By KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com   |   Sept. 27, 2013 at 10:29 AM   |   0 comments

Sept. 27 (UPI) -- W.S. Badger Co. has voluntarily recalled tubes of 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion due to microbial contamination, according to a statement by the company.

No adverse reactions have been reported, however tests revealed Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi in the lotion.

"My understanding of the toxicologist's report is that the "organisms" found in the failed products are also commonly found in the environment and on our skin," CEO Bill Whyte said in a statement.

"They are unlikely to cause problems except for in immune-compromised persons or for persons with severely damaged skin," Whyte said.

Affected products in the United States:

UPC Code Country Product Name Lot #
634084490091 USA Badger SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz 3024A
634084490091 USA Badger SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz 3057A
634084490091 USA Badger SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz 3063A
634084490091 USA Badger SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz 3063B
634084490091 USA Badger SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz 3132A
634084490091 USA Badger SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz 3133A
634084490145 USA Badger SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion 4oz 3164A

In Canada:

UPC Code Country Product Name Lot #
634084490114 Canada Badger SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz 3057A
634084490114 Canada Badger SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz 3132A
634084490169 Canada Badger SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion 4oz 3164A

W.S. Badger Co. has voluntarily recalled tubes of 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion due to microbial contamination. (W.S. Badger Co.)

The company apologizes and urges customers who bought products from the listed lots to return them to the store where they were purchased or to contact the company.

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