Equate® Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Intense Relief Hand Cream recalled due to microbial contamination

Starting date:
July 27, 2021
Posting date:
July 27, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Cosmetics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Microbial Hazard, Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-76113

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Equate® Daily Moisturizing Lotion (71 mL) and Equate® Intense Relief Hand Cream (97mL)
  • Issue: Some of the products within the recalled lots may be contaminated with the microorganism Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it.

Affected products

Equate® Daily Moisturizing Lotion (71 mL) and Equate® Intense Relief Hand Cream (97mL)

Product description

This recall involves the Equate® Daily Moisturizing Lotion (71 mL) and Equate® Intense Relief Hand Cream (97mL). The UPC code is located on the back of the label.

The following products are included in this recall:
Item UPC  Lot Code Brand name (appearing on front of label)
62891522901 Lot# 0211 Equate® Daily Moisturizing Lotion (71 mL)
62891522900 Lot# 0210 Equate® Intense Relief Hand Cream (97mL)

 

Hazard identified

The recalled products may have the presence of the microorganism Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosa poses little medical risk to healthy individuals. Individuals with certain health problems or compromised immune systems are at an increased risk of infection if they use the contaminated product.

As of July 27, 2021, the company has received no incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 29,968 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from October 2020 to July 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in CANADA

Companies

Distributor
Hain Celestial Canada
Manufacturer
Belvedere International
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it.

Cosumers may contact the company by telephone at 1-800-410-4188, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST for more information and to obtain a refund.

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.