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J&J Recalls 2,200 Tubes of Aveeno Baby Lotion

FDA tests have found that one lot of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion distributed mostly across the southeastern U.S. contained more of a form of bacteria than allowed, prompting manufacturer Johnson and Johnson to announce a recall on Monday.

 

Johnson and Johnson urged consumers to check the lot number embossed on the tube, which reads 0161LK. The recall involves 2,200 tubes of the lotion.

The product was distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

 

"That test indicated that the lot exceeded the specifications for common bacteria, though extensive testing by an independent laboratory afterward did not show that specifications were exceeded," the company said in a news release, according to CNN.

"However, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. has voluntarily initiated this recall out of an abundance of caution. This action is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events and the potential for adverse health effects is remote."

The bacteria called coagulase-negative Staphylococci, is “a family of bacteria that naturally occurs in the environment.”

"These are common bacteria often found on the skin and scalp of babies and adults, and found in commonly used household and cosmetic products, at very low levels," reads the release.

Consumers seeking a refund should call 877-298-2525, the company said.

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