Young Living Essential Oils Orange Blossom Moisturizer recalled due to Candida yeast contamination

Starting date:
June 19, 2019
Posting date:
June 19, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Cosmetics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Microbial Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70231

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Young Living Essential Oils Orange Blossom Moisturizer.
  • Issue: Candida yeast contamination can cause fungal infections in individuals whose skin and/or immune system is compromised.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Young Living for pre-paid packaging to return product for disposal and refund.

Affected products

Young Living Essential Oils Orange Blossom Moisturizer

Product description

This recall involves Young Living Essential Oils Orange Blossom Moisturizer sold in a 28.3 gram bottle and identified by item number 24715.

Only lot number 992212728 is affected by this recall and it can be found on the bottom of the outer carton and container.

Hazard identified

The recalled product contains Candida yeast. This yeast can cause fungal infections in individuals whose skin and/or immune system is compromised.

As of June 13, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. There have been 5 international reports of skin irritation.

Number sold

Approximately 792 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from April 6, 2019 to April 18, 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Distributor
Young Living Canada
Calgary
Alberta
CANADA
Manufacturer
Young Living
Alabama
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Young Living for pre-paid packaging to return product for disposal and refund.

 For more information, consumers may also contact Young Living Canada toll free at 1-844-760-2123 or by email.

Please note that, in addition to the requirements of the Cosmetic Regulations, the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) prohibits the sale of cosmetics that are either made with hazardous substances, or under unsanitary conditions, to users in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.