The W.S. Badger Co. Inc. issued a press release notifying the public that it 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 microbial contamination.
The products in question were tested and found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi, according to the release.
The affected lots include SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz (UPC: 634084490091&634084490114) Lot #'s 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, 3133A and SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion (UPC: 634084490145 & 634084490169) Lot # 3164A
Both sunscreens are sold in North America both online and in major retailers. The products can also be found at independent food co-ops and pharmacies. To verify the recalled sunscreen consumers can match the UPC code with the Lot code.
It was advised that Consumers should not use these products can return recalled products to the original point of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can also contact the company directly by calling 1-800-603-6100 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"As a father and grandfather, the safety and well-being of children is my highest priority," said Badger Founder & CEO Bill Whyte. "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. In our 18-year history, this voluntary recall is a first. We continue to conduct rigorous testing and are taking steps to ensure this doesn't happen in the future."
Badger sunscreen lotions have obtained top safety and efficacy ratings from the Environmental Working Group and are also the tops selling natural sunscreen in the U.S. natural markets.