Possibly contaminated Jergens lotion is not being sold here, but Consumer Affairs advises overseas shoppers to check anyway

The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division is reporting good news, thus far, regarding the recall of certain batches of a Jergens product.

Press Information Officer Joanne Peters says that, based on investigations, the recalled lotion is not being sold in Antigua and Barbuda.

Peters says the main distributor has been contacted, and it reports that the affected batch – manufactured between October 1-18, 2021, with a lot code that starts with the letters “ZU” – is not in stock here.

However, Peters says that consumers who use this lotion should still check to see if it falls into the recalled category.  This is because some products may have been shipped here in barrels or purchased while persons were travelling overseas.

If consumers discover they have been using the contaminated lotion and are concerned about their health, they should consult their doctor, Peters advises

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that certain bottles of the lotion might be contaminated with a harmful bacterium that could cause infections in people with weakened immune systems.

As a result, the 3-ounce and 10-ounce bottles are being recalled.

Consumers can return the product to the place of purchase for a refund and also report it to the Division.