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HimalayaUSA Announces Voluntary Product Recall For
Organique by Himalaya® Nourishing Night Cream
Batch #S691001 and Batch #S691002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 30, 2011 – HimalayaUSA® announced today it is conducting a voluntary recall of Organique by Himalaya Nourishing Night Cream with batch #S691001 and batch #S691002 effective immediately. This product was distributed nationwide in the U.S. and in Canada. For identification purposes, the product is sold in a cylinder shaped teal bottle with an orange cap. The batch numbers are located on the bottom of the bottle.
The bacteria staphylococcus aureus and fungus were found present in samples of Nourishing Night Cream batch #S691001 and were traced to the bottle’s pump components, which were supplied by a third party manufacturer. These microbes are found in the environment and are frequently seen as normal flora found on skin, though they may become opportunistic in immunocompromised people or if introduced to broken skin. As there is no way to determine if all pumps used contained these microbes, HimalayaUSA is recalling the entire batch.
Although no microbes were found in batch #S691002, the same pump components may have been used in its manufacturing, so in an abundance of safety, HimalayaUSA is voluntarily recalling this batch, too.
This recall is effective only for the batch numbers indicated and not for any other Nourishing Night Cream batch. To date, The Company has received no reports of consumer injury. The recall was proactively taken by HimalayaUSA immediately upon learning of the presence microbes in the product. Moving forward, the company will test all third party bottle components for the presence of microbes.
HimalayaUSA is committed to providing accurate information about its products and because of concerns for the health and safety of our customers, we are asking anyone in possession of Organique by Himalaya Nourishing Night Cream Batch #S691001 or #S691002 to return the product to the point of purchase or directly to HimalayaUSA immediately for a refund or replacement. Subsequently, all other Nourishing Night Cream batches have been batch tested and are free from any contamination.
Family owned since 1930, we have built the success of our company on research, trust and integrity. Therefore we cannot stress the importance of making sure every Himalaya product stands up to the strictest standards for purity and effectiveness.
HimalayaUSA is working voluntarily with the FDA in the recall process. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this recall has caused and assure that you can continue to use Organique by Himalaya products with the utmost confidence. If you have any questions or concerns about this recall please contact our Customer Service Team at 800-869-4640 between 8:00AM – 5:00PM CST.