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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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John Frieda Professional Hair Care, Inc. Announces Voluntary U.S. Recall of a Hair Styling Spray, Sheer Blonde®, Curvaceous Blonde™


Monica Rowe


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Stamford, CT -- March 24, 2004 -- John Frieda Professional Hair Care, Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of its Sheer Blond Curvaceous Blonde 6.7 fluid ounces pump spray, sold only at Eckerd stores in the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The voluntary recall was initiated after routine testing revealed a possible contamination with Pseudomonas, a bacterium which can cause infections in an open wound or cut in rare circumstances. The infections are easily treated with antibiotics and usually do not represent a serious health effect.

The recalled product was distributed only to Eckerd drug stores in the above-mentioned states. A total of 104 cases (624 bottles) are affected by this recall. The Eckerd stores who received the indicated lots have been notified and are pulling the product from their shelves.

The product recall is limited to the following lot codes: S001AW037 and S001AW040. The code is printed on the bottom of the bottle.

Sheer Blonde Curvaceous Blonde bottles, not bearing the above codes, are not affected by the recall nor are all other John Frieda Professional Hair Care Inc., products.

No illnesses have been reported, to date, in connection with this recall.

Consumers who purchased the recalled lots are urged to return them to the Eckerd store where they purchased the product for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the Company's consumer relations toll free hotline at 1-800-521-3189 between the hours of 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday, EST.

The recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.