Recall on first aid kit burn cream due to microbial contamination

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A company is recalling a burn cream found in first aid kits after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered a microbial contamination in the product.

The recall was issued for Easy Care first aid AfterBurn Cream in 0.9 gram single-use packets.

These packets are sold in boxes of 10 or are included in certain First Aid kits.

The FDA found Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus sonorensis in the products, according to reports.

The topical use of the product in immunocompromised patients could result in life-threatening issues like bacteremia, sepsis, and peritonitis.

In non-immunocompromised patients, use of the product could result in infection.

The company has not received any reports of issues related to the recall.

The single use packets bear lot number W06I28. The number can be found on the back of the packet.

The lot number for first aid kits that contain these packets can be found on the kit.

They were distributed by retailers nationwide from March 4, 2022, through December 12, 2022.

If you have the impacted burn cream, throw the product away.

Anyone who experienced a problem with the cream should contact their physician or healthcare provider.

Issues can be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

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