Skin-care product poses bacterial infection risk: Health Canada
- November 28, 2006 1:17 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
An unauthorized product, Embrun de mer, contains high levels of harmful bacteria, Health Canada is warning consumers.
The federal agency warns that the product, marketed as a treatment for acne, eczema, psoriasis and athlete's foot, may cause a serious infection if used on broken or sensitive skin.
The product was sold in liquid form in 250 ml bottles as a Corporal and Facial Mist, and was available for purchase in health-food stores and naturopathic clinics in Quebec.
Quebec-based O de Mer Propulsion Inc. stopped making the product in July 2006 and is issuing a recall of the spray.
No adverse reactions associated with the product have been reported to Health Canada.
Consumers should stop using the product and call Health Canada at 613-957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709 with any questions.
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