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W.S. Badger Company Daily SPF 30 Kids & Baby Sunscreen Lotion: Recall - Microbial Contamination


[Posted 09/25/2013]

AUDIENCE: Consumer, Family Practice, Pediatrics

ISSUE: W.S. Badger Co. Inc. notified 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 were tested and found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi.

The affected lots include the following:  

  • SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz (UPC: 634084490091634084490114) Lot #’s 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, 3133A
  • SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion (UPC: 634084490145 634084490169) Lot # 3164A

BACKGROUND: Both sunscreens are sold in the USA Canada online and at major retailers as well as independent food co-ops and pharmacies. The product can be identified by matching the UPC with the Lot code, which can be found on the top front of the tube crimp.

RECOMMENDATION: Consumers who have purchased the Sunscreen Lotion should not use these products and may return product to the original point of purchase for a full refund, or contact Badger directly at 1-800-603-6100 or email between the hours of 8:30-4:30 ET, Monday - Friday.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online:
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

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