Some Aveeno Baby Lotion Recalled Amid Bacteria Concern

Johnson & Johnson, the consumer products company, has announced a voluntary recall of 2,200 bottles--a single lot--of its Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion.  The recall comes after the FDA conducted routine tests and found higher-than-allowed levels of coagulase-negative Staphylococci, which the company described as a family of bacteria that naturally occurs in the environment.

The lot number, embossed on the tube, is 0161LK. The product was distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, the company said. It urged consumers who would like a refund to call 877-298-2525.

But Johnson & Johnson Vice President of Communications Bonnie Jacobs said the recall is being carried out at the retail level, and consumers who have bought the affected product can still use it. "They do not have to take any action," she said.

The company's news release described the potential for the lotion to adversely affect one's health as "remote."


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