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Johnson & Johnson has announced that one lot of its Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort lotion is being recalled. The baby lotion recall comes after fears that the product contained too much bacteria.
A test run by the Food and Drug Administration sparked the company's move. The test indicated a sample "exceeded specifications for common bacteria," according to Reuters.
The bacteria in question are called coagulase-negative staphylococci. It's naturally-occurring and can be found in a person's skin or scalp.
Johnson & Johnson maintains that they ran another test using an independent laboratory. Those tests showed that the bacteria levels were fine. The company decided to go ahead with the recall out of "an abundance of caution." The company maintains that potential for harm is "remote."
There are no reports that any consumers have been impacted by the bacteria.
The recall encompasses around 2,000 tubes of the lotion. It was sold in nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.
The tubes under recall all have a lot number of 0161LK.
Consumers who purchased baby lotion in the nine states under the voluntary recall should take a few moments to check their products' labeling. The potential for harm may be low, but it wouldn't hurt to be cautious. After all, the Aveeno lotion is meant to be used on an infant.
Customers can call Johnson & Johnson for more information about the baby lotion recall. The company's call center line is 1-877-298-2525. The Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort recall is not the company's only recall in the past few years. Johnson & Johnson has instituted 30 recalls since 2009, reports the AP.
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