Saje Natural Wellness baby product recalled by FDA
Vancouver company's Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash recalled due to harmful bacteria
A baby product made by Vancouver-based company Saje Natural Wellness is being recalled due to possible bacterial contamination.
The company says it's recalling 8.5 fl. oz. and 1.7 fl.oz containers of Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash in the United States and is asking Canadians not to use the product as a precaution.
The items are sold in U.S. retail stores and online internationally.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the recall on Friday, after routine sample testing found one lot of the product contained the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa — a pathogen that causes infection and can result in bacteria in the blood, especially in individuals with compromised immune systems.
The FDA says there have not been any reported adverse reactions for this product in the United States to date, but it says there has been three reported cases of reactions in Canada, including rashes or itching.
Consumers who have purchased the product should return it to Saje retail outlets for a full refund.