Consumer Affairs Division alerts public to contamination of some batches of Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer

Weeks after the recall of contaminated baby-food products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States is making a recall of certain batches of Jergens lotion, and local consumers are asked to be on the lookout for these.

The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division is advising consumers to check their 3-ounce and 10-ounce bottles of Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer.

According to the FDA, it is possible that the bottles of lotion are contaminated with harmful bacteria that could cause infections in people with weakened immune systems.

The affected product was manufactured between October 1 and 18, 2021, and have a lot code on the back, or the bottom, of the bottle that starts with the letters “ZU.”

The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division is conducting its own investigation to verify whether this recalled product is on the shelves in Antigua and Barbuda.

However, should consumers have the lotion in their possession, they should discontinue use and report the matter to the Division.  The Central Board of Health will then take the necessary action to remove and discard of the product.

Consumers are also asked to return the product to the place of purchase for a refund.