Expanded Recall: Medline Canada, Corp. recalls Various Medline Cosmetic Products
- Starting date:
- June 1, 2018
- Posting date:
- June 1, 2018
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Microbial Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Expansion of recall posted April 17, 2018.
Various Medline Cosmetic Products
This recall involves various Medline Remedy cosmetic products as outlined in the table below. The affected products are found in white packaging. The lot numbers can be found at the bottom of the bottle.
|Product Name||Size||Product Code||Lot Numbers|
* Indicates products that were included in the previous recall on April 17, 2018.
|Remedy Essentials Cleanser No Rinse Foam||8oz||MSC092FBC08||M05703*|
|Phytoplex Nourishing Skin Cream||16oz||MSC092416||M06416|
|Phytoplex Hydrating Cleanser No Rinse Foam||4oz||MSC092104||M07558|
|Phytoplex Hydrating Cleanser No Rinse Foam Unscented||4oz||MSC092104UNSC||M07514|
|Phytoplex Hydrating Cleanser Spray||4oz||MSC092204||M05864|
|Phytoplex Hydrating Cleanser Shampoo Body Wash Gel||2oz||MSC092002||M07157|
The recalled products may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkolderia cepacia. Burkolderia cepacia can pose a risk of infections to consumers, especially those with weakened immune systems. Contamination of the bacteria has only been confirmed for the Remedy Essentials Cleanser No Rinse Foam that was includedin the previous recall.
As of May 30, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents or infections in Canada.
Approximately 44,000 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from August 2017 to May 2018.
Place of origin
Manufactured in the United States.
Medline Industries, Inc.
Medline Canada, Corp.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return the product to Medline Canada.
For additional information, consumers may contact Medline Canada by email or by telephone toll-free at 1-800-396-6996 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.
Please note that, in addition to the requirements of the Cosmetic Regulations, the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) prohibits the sale of cosmetics that are either made with hazardous substances, or under unsanitary conditions, to users in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.