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August 11, 1999

Aussie Land Kangaroo Island Detangler Recalled

STAMFORD, CT. (SafetyAlerts) - Redmond Products, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 50,000 containers of Aussie Land Kangaroo Island Detangler because the hair product may be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia.

Burkholderia cepacia is a micro-organism that has been implicated in causing lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis.  B. cepacia is rarely found in people who do not have cystic fibrosis however, when it is found the organism can spread to and from people with cystic fibrosis and has been associated with serious illness and death.

The recalled product can be identified by one of the following batch numbers: 9G16992a, 9G16168a, 9G16168b, 9C17104a, 9E12068a, 9E13789c

Redmond Products, Inc. has also chosen to voluntarily withdraw all other Aussie Land Kangaroo Island Detangler and Aussie Land Gold Coast Manager Gel as a precautionary measure. No other Aussie and Aussie Land products are affected.

Consumers with inquiries should contact the company's toll free number at 1-877-822-9480.

Retail outlets with inquiries should call 1-800-426-7876 ext. 5406.


The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.