A brand of organic children’s sunscreen was recalled Thursday due to a threat of disease-causing bacteria and fungi.
The New Hampshire company called W.S. Badger Company is recalling 30,000 tubes of 4 oz SPF-30 baby sunscreen lotion and 4 oz SPF-30 kids sunscreen lotion.
The microbial contaminants, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi, can cause illness in animals and humans.
The company says no adverse reactions have been reported in the connection with the products.
The lots passed required testing before sale, but routine re-testing revealed that the preservatives in several lots "had been compromised," Badger founder and chief executive Bill Whyte said in a statement.
"In our 18-year history, this voluntary recall is a first. We continue to conduct rigorous testing and are taking steps to ensure this doesn't happen in the future," he said.
The affected lots include:
SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion with UPC codes 634084490091 and 634084490114, lot numbers 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, 3133A.
SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion with UPC codes 634084490145 and 634084490169, lot numbers 3164A.