March 10, 2000
Gap Outlet Recalls Body Lotions For Bacteria Contamination
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - Gap Outlet has today
announced the voluntary recall of 3 brands of body lotion because they may contain the
bacteria Burkholderia cepacia.
The recalled Lotions are Om, Grass and Earth
lotions, sold since Aug. 16, in 18-ounce plastic bottles, at Gap Outlet stores only.
The lotions can be identified by the "style number" listed on the bar
code of the bottle. The Om lotions has style number 388152001, Grass has style
number 388152021 and the Earth lotion is style number 388152011.
Burkholderia cepacia is a micro-organism that has
been implicated in causing lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis. Although
the bacteria should present no risk to a healthy person when used as a body lotion, it may
present a risk of infection to someone with a weakened immune system, including infants
and the elderly.
Gap Outlet has not received any reports of
problems associated with these products. Gap Outlet is voluntarily conducting this recall
to limit the risk of health problems.
The company said customers should stop using the
lotion and return it to any Gap Outlet location for a full refund and a $10 gift card.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 10,
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