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Jergens Lotion Recalled for Possible Bacterial Infection

The moisturizer could contain bacteria that are dangerous to some people.

The well-known lotion brand is recalling its product because there could be possible bacterial contamination in its moisturizer. Moisturizers are used worldwide not just during winters but all year round. If you are using one of the most popular brands in the country as your moisturizer, then this news is for you.

Jergens is calling back some of its moisturizers as they fear that there might be bacterial contamination in the supposed moisturizers. As some skin products are not suitable for people with certain types of skin, such bacterial contamination could pose heavy risks for some users, hence the large-scale recall.

Here are more details about the supposed recall:

Why the Recall?

If you have dry skin as a normal occurrence in your body then you might be familiar with Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer, which is popular for soothing and softening extra dry skin according to the company. However, you might have to be a tad bit careful in using these products.

Apparently, the Food and Drug Administration recently made an announcement that Kao USA, the manufacturer of Jergens is conducting a voluntary recall on some of its moisturizers. This announcement is visible publicly on the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.

According to the announcement, Kao USA wants its customers to check whether they have a 3-ounce or 10-ounce product of their Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer as these products have been believed to contain pluralibacter gergoviae.

What Do These Bacteria Do?

Although it is known that pluralibacter gergoviae are a bacterium that is a special interest of the cosmetics industry since it shows resistance to parabens, which is an antimicrobial agent used in cosmetic products.

Pluralibacter gergoviae has been seen causing serious infections in healthy individuals in extremely rare cases. But it has been reposted that people with a weak immune system are highly prone to getting an infection because of this bacterium. Because of this, many consumer products have been recalled in the past for similar bacterial contamination in the product.

What Are the Products That Are Being Recalled?

The recall has been issued on two sizes of Jergens Ultra Healing moisturizer, one is 3 oz and the second is 10 oz. The affected moisturizer products were manufactured between 1st October 2021 and 18th October 2021. Such products have been already dealt with from the company’s warehouses and right now, the manufactures Kao USA is working with the stores to have the products removed from the shelves.

The UPC number for 3-ounce bottles is 019100109971 for single bottles and 019100267114 for packs of three. As for the 10 oz bottle, the UPC number is 019100109988. As of right now, the company is insisting its users discontinue using such products if they have them.

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