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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, 2000.

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