The recall involves approximately 23,000 units of Dr. Brown’s Natural Bottle & Dish Soap sold separately and with Dr. Brown’s bottle brush as a bottle cleaning kit. The soap bottles were sold in two sizes: a clear plastic 16-oz. bottle with a pump and a 4-ounce clear squeeze bottle. A label affixed to the front of the bottles read “Dr. Brown’s natural bottle & dish soap” and “100% plant-based ingredients.”
Handi-Craft Company, St. Louis, MO, was the distributor; Greenblenz, of Auburn Hills, MI manufactured the products. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bottle and dish soap and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a replacement bottle of reformulated dish soap or comparable merchandise of equal or lesser value. Bottles and dishes cleaned with the recalled soap should be boiled or sanitized in the dishwasher.
No incidents or injuries had been reported as of Aug. 30. The affected products were sold at 4 Our Little Ones, Babies R’ Us, Bebeang, Buy Buy Baby, Drugland Pharmacy, Family First Pharmacy, Global Nutrition Trading, Macro and Turquoise stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from September 2016 to June 2017 for between $3 and $7.
In other recall news, Lucky Mart Inc. is voluntarily recalling lots C14005, C16001 and C16002 of Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion; it was manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredient dexamethasone rather than hydrocortisone. Dexamethasone is not listed as an ingredient in the labeling, according to the company.
Dexamethasone is a higher potency steroid than hydrocortisone and may have a longer half-life; it could potentially cause serious side effects in patients applying the cream multiple times daily.
According to the company, there is a reasonable probability of any or all of the following side effects of topical steroids, which include but are not limited to skin changes (whitening, thinning), adrenal suppression (high blood sugar, weakened immunity, electrolyte imbalances, emotional lability, slowing of growth in children), glaucoma and cataracts.
The product is an itch lotion and is indicated for the temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation and rashes in adults and children ages two and older.
Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion was distributed nationwide in the US to herbal and ethnic grocery stores. Lot # and Expiration Date can be found on the right side of the box, opposite of the barcode.
Lucky Mart Inc. is notifying its distributors and customers about the recall by letter and arranging for return by UPS; additionally, they are visiting local customers in person to collect product. Consumers that may have product which is being recalled should stop use and return to place of purchase.
To date, Lucky Mart Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.