(CMR) Jergen's manufacturer, Kao US, has announced a recall for some types of Jergens moisturizer because of possible bacterial contamination.
Customers are asked to check if they have 3-ounce or 10-ounce Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products because they could contain pluralibacter gergoviae. Although the bacterium typically poses little medical risk to healthy people, the FDA noted it could cause infections in immunocompromised people. Numerous consumer products have been recalled for similar bacterial contaminations, CNN Business reported.
Kao USA is “urging consumers to discontinue use of the recalled lotion” as a precautionary measure.
The affected Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizers were manufactured between October 1, 2021, and October 18, 2021. The affected batch has been removed from its warehouses, and Kao USA is working with stores to remove them from shelves.
Affected moisturizers have lot codes beginning with “ZU.” Lot codes for the 3-ounce size (UPC 019100109971 for single bottles and 019100267114 for a pack of 3) include ZU712851, ZU712871, ZU712911, ZU722881, ZU712861, ZU712881, and ZU722851.
Affected lot codes for the 10-ounce size (UPC 019100109988) include ZU722741, ZU722781, ZU732791, ZU732811, ZU722771, ZU732781, ZU732801 and ZU732821.
Kao USA said that if a customer has one of those bottles, they should call the company for a free replacement coupon at 1-800-742-8798. A postage-paid label and plastic bag will be sent to consumers via mail to return the product.