Health Canada says Empack Spraytech Inc. has voluntarily recalled one lot each of Option+ and Personnelle sunscreen lotion because of a bacterial contamination. Photo courtesy Health Canada.

Health Canada says Empack Spraytech Inc. has voluntarily recalled one lot each of Option+ and Personnelle sunscreen lotion because of a bacterial contamination. Photo courtesy Health Canada.

Health Canada says a bacterial contamination has prompted a voluntary recall of sunscreen lotions by Empack Spraytech Inc.

The recall notice says one lot each of Option+ Family Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ and Personnelle Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ were found to contain multiple types of bacteria: Lactobacillus brevis and either Micrococcus luteus or Staphylococcus hominis novobiosepticus.

Health Canada says Lactobacillus brevis has not been documented to cause any illness in humans, but the other two could result in an infection.

Children and people with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of developing a reaction to those bacterias.

The lot of affected Option+ sunscreen has a DIN number of 02395924 and the Personnelle lotion has a DIN number of 02395959.

The expiry date for both products is Jan. 19 and more than 5,900 units have been distributed.

Health Canada says to date it has not received any reports of adverse reactions involving the recalled sunscreens.

Officials say advise you to consult with your health care professional if you have used these products and report any adverse reactions or complaints to Health Canada.

 

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