Popular Lotion Recalled in Minnesota Due to Harmful Bacterium
I'm a little bit on the grossed-out side right now because in my bathroom is a bottle of Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer. The last few weeks, I've been using it a lot because my skin has been so dry. Unfortunately, a huge recall just happened in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and throughout the United States for this product because bacterium has been found in some of the bottles. Gross, right?!
Popular Lotion Recalled in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois Due to Bacterium Founds in the Product
According to FDA.gov, Kao USA Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of the 3 oz. and 10 oz. Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer products due to Pluralibacter gergoviae being present in the product.
Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium which typically poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, people who have certain health problems such as weakened immune systems may be more susceptible to infections. Kao USA is urging consumers to discontinue use of the recalled lotion specified below as a precautionary measure. - FDA.gov
How to find out if you own a product that is part of this recall: The products have been removed from stores and warehouses so these should not be able to be purchased but these could be in your homes. Here's how to identify the products that have been recalled:
- This recall is for 3 oz and 10 oz sizes
- Product is manufactured between October 1, 2021 and October 18, 2021.
- The affected lot codes for the 3 oz size (UPC 019100109971 for single bottles and 019100267114 for pack of 3) can be found on the back of the bottle printed in black ink and begin with the prefix "ZU":
- The affected lot codes for the 10 oz size (UPC 019100109988) can be found on the bottom of the bottle printed in black ink and begin with the prefix "ZU":
What to do if you have a product that is part of this recall: Anyone who has product from a recalled lot should call the Kao USA Inc. Consumer Care Center for a free product coupon at the following number: 1.800.742.8798 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM US ET) A postage paid label and plastic bag will be sent to consumers via mail to easily return the product.
Learn more about this recall at the FDA.gov website here.