Health Canada has announced the recall of Badger Baby SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion (NPN 80039105, Lots 3057A and 3132A) and Badger Kids SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion (NPN 80039108, Lot 3164A) due to microbial contamination.
More affected products are being recalled in the United States. So, if you’ve purchased sunscreen there, the following lots are also affected: 3024A, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A and 3133A.
W.S. Badger Company Inc.’s website indicates that these products have been shown to contain Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi. According to Health Canada, these microbes pose a risk to anyone with a compromised immune system — such as those with conditions like cystic fibrosis, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer or lung disease, or those with burns or skin conditions. And, for healthy individuals, the Pseudomonas bacteria can penetrate through cuts or burns, potentially leading to infection or abscesses, eye or ear infections.
No incidences have been reported to Health Canada or W.S. Badger Company, Inc.
Badger Baby SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion and Badger Kids SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion have been sold throughout Canada. Health Canada is monitoring affected importers and asking parents to contact their healthcare provider with questions or concerns.
If you have these products:
Return them to the place of purchase.