Recall -- Firm Press Release
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Purity Cosmetics, San Jose, CA is conducting a voluntary product recall of:
*100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Cocoa Plum Eye Shadow -- Lot#11B1
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10/31/2011 - This recall has been initiated due to Pseudomonas Luteola found in Lot #1B11 of the 100% Pure Cocoa Plum Eye Shadow. Use of this item can cause peritonitis, cellulitis, and bacteremia.
This cosmetic item was produced at Radical Cosmetics, located at New Brunswick, New Jersey which is an independent, 3rd party contract lab that is a separate entity from Purity Cosmetics.
Other random products tested that were produced at our own facility owned and operated by Purity Cosmetics were all found safe and free of any bacteria.
We began shipping this product on or after March 7th, 2011. Up to 300 units of this item were distributed to retail stores in the following states: CA, FL, NY, IN, TX, IL, OR, MN, VA, OK, PA, NV, TN. If you have this product in your possession please discontinue use immediately. If anyone is in possession of this item please immediately contact Xor Vue, regulatory specialist of Purity Cosmetics at (415) 814-9788 ext. 126 or email email@example.com.
This voluntary recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
As stated earlier, high quality, purity and safety is our top priority so this is extremely devastating for us - even though this item was not produced or filled at our own facilities. But since it bears our name, we take as much responsibility as if we made it ourselves. We are taking every measure to ensure the quality and purity of all our 3rd party vendors who make products for our brand so that this never happens again. We are extremely sorry and hope that the actions of our 3rd party, contract manufacturing vendor did not make you lose faith in our brand. Most items (most of the skincare, bath & body care, hair care) are produced in our own facilities which are of the highest quality, purity and of safety.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.