​Baby Sunscreen Recall: SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4 Ounces

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September 26, 2013

A baby sunscreen lotion made by W.S. Badger Co. Inc. is under a voluntary recall after the product was tested and found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi.

The two products are listed as a 4-ounce SPF 30 and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids lot # 3164A) due to the microbial contamination. No adverse reactions have been reported in connection with these products. Both sunscreens are sold in the USA & Canada online and at major retailers as well as independent food co-ops and pharmacies.

This product can be identified by matching the UPC with the Lot code, which can be found on the top front of the tube crimp.

The affected lots include the following:

  • SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz (UPC: 634084490091&634084490114) Lot #’s 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, 3133A
  • SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion (UPC: 634084490145 & 634084490169) Lot # 3164A

Consumers who have purchased the SPF 30 Baby 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 recalls@badgerbalm.com between the hours of 8:30-4:30 ET, Monday – Friday.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“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 are carefully formulated using only food-grade emulsifiers and natural preservatives that are gentle on the skin. All Badger sunscreen products have obtained top safety and efficacy ratings from the Environmental Working Group and protect only with non-nano zinc oxide – the safest single active ingredient available.