Saturday, February 4, 2012

Johnson & Johnson Baby Lotion Recall


If you’re familiar with the quality control issues that have plagued Johnson & Johnson, then you won’t be surprised to hear this news.
(NaturalNews) More quality control issues at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) have spurred yet another consumer product recall. At least 2,200 bottles of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion from lot number 0161LK have been found to be contaminated with coagulase-negative staphylococci, a highly-contagious, antibiotic-resistant pathogen that can cause crippling illness.
The tainted bottles were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, according to J&J, but are not being recalled at the consumer level. Though the company has pulled the contaminated lot from store shelves, it is not asking people who already purchased bottles from the lot to return them. – Read  More
If you’ve purchased  a bottle of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion, my advice would be to dump it in the trash.  Naturally, the company is defending their product by saying the recalled lotion is “safe”, however a 1999 report says this…
Coagulase-negative staphylococci are by far the most common cause of bacteremia related to indwelling devices. Most of these infections are hospital-acquired, and studies over the past several years suggest that they are often caused by strains that are transmitted among hospitalized patients. Other important infections due to coagulase-negative staphylococci include central nervous system shunt infections, native or prosthetic valve endocarditis, urinary tract infections, and endophthalmitis. – Read more
Based on this company’s quality control history, it’s very clear to me that their idea of “safe” is very different from everyone else’s. Here’s hoping they’ll work harder on correcting these issues soon…or at least raise their standards of safety.

Sources:
NaturalNews.com
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