Badger sunscreen recall

W.S. Badger Company is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Daily SPF 30 Kids & Baby Sunscreen Lotions after microbial contamination was found during a routine quality check. (Courtesy FDA)

Some Badger baby sunscreen lotion is being voluntarily recalled because of potential microbial contamination.

"The products were tested and found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi," the U.S. Food and Drug Adminsitration said.

The sunscreens are sold in Canada and U.S. online and at major retailers as well as independent food co-ops and pharmacies, the U.S. regulator said.

In a notice to customers on its website, the company listed three lots and UPC codes for recalled products sold in Canada and seven for products sold in the U.S.

No adverse reactions have been reported due to use of the products, W.S. Badger Company said.

"My understanding of the toxicologist's report is that the 'organisms' found in the failed products are also commonly found in the environment and on our skin," CEO Bill Whyte said on the company's website on Tuesday. "They are unlikely to cause problems except for in immune-compromised persons or for persons with severely damaged skin."

The issue was discovered during routine re-testing. The preservative system in several lots had been compromised, Whyte said.

He added that he was reassured that over 20,000 have been sold with zero reports of adverse reactions.

As a precaution, the company is recalling all lots of SPF30 Baby Sunscreen Lotions.