Popular Baby & Kids' Natural Sunscreen Recalled for Contamination

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recalled Badger sunscreensA sunscreen popular with parents as a natural alternative for their babies and kids is being pulled off shelves. W.S. Badger Company has joined forces with the FDA to recall thousands of bottles of Badger Baby Sunscreen and Badger Kids' Sunscreen after identifying microbial contamination to the lotion parents use to keep their babies safe from the sun.

Are you using the organic sunscreen on your kids? Here's what you need to know.

1. The recall applies to all lots of Badger's 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids' Sunscreen Lotion.

2. Tests reveal the recalled sunscreens were contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis, and Acremonium fungi, bacteria tied to a number of diseases and infections.

3. No adverse reactions have been reported; however, parents are being asked to stop using the sunscreen immediately. If they have noticed any reactions, parents are asked to report them immediately to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

4. The affected sunscreens 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. The UPC and lot codes can be found on the top front of the tube crimp.

5. Recalled sunscreens can be returned to the retailer for a refund, or parents should call the Badger company, 1-800-603-6100, between the hours of 8:30 to 4:30 ET, Monday through Friday, or email them at recalls@badgerbalm.com.

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nonmember avatar Lauren

Only the first of those contaminants is a bacterium; the other two are fungi. "Pathogens" would be a better word.

nonmember avatar Michelle

@Lauren....uh, NO, pathogen would not be a better word. Pathogens are certain strains of certain bacteria which can cause serious disease, often fatal (e. coli 0157, etc)---which most fungi do not (and most bacteria do not either).
Get your facts straight before correcting the author.

nonmember avatar Scott

Actually, a pathogen is broadly defined as "an infectious agent (colloquially known as a germ) - a microorganism, in the widest sense such as a virus, bacterium, prion, or fungus, that causes disease in its host." (Wikipedia).

Get your facts straight before correcting Lauren.

nonmember avatar Chelsea

@Scott - LOL best comment ever!

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