You know that lil’ bottle of Jergens moisturizer you have in your purse? You might wanna toss that thang out, Roomies! According to the FDA, Kao USA has issued a voluntary recall on select bottles of Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer, which might be contaminated with bacteria.
The FDA notes that 3 oz and 10 oz bottles of the popular moisturizer manufactured between Oct. 1 2021 and Oct. 18, 2021 could contain Pluralibacter gergoviae. The announcement states the bacterium does not cause severe health risk to healthy people, but can cause infections in people who have weakened immune systems.
“Kao USA cares about our consumers’ safety, and we’re committed to manufacturing products that not only meet, but exceed, the highest industry standards,” Kao USA President Karen Frank said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE Mag.
The company is urging customers to check their bottles of Jergens to determine if they are part of the recall. Kao also stated it is working to remove the moisturizer from warehouses and retailers.
“We will inform regulatory authorities, and further investigate to determine if the scope of the issue is still ongoing. This remains our top priority, and we will continue to work with our partners on improved cleaning and sanitization practices so that similar issues can be prevented in the future.”
Customers who discover they purchased a recalled product can contact the Kao USA Consumer Center for a free product coupon. They will also receive a plastic bag to return the product.
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