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Natural Organics, Inc. Recalls one lot of THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH Due to Bacterial Contamination EXPANDED to Include THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH 8.45 fl oz/ 250mL e, Product No. 6710, Lot 10952
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 15, 2014 – Natural Organics, Inc. is expanding its April 3, 2014 recall of distributed Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash to Lot 10952 after they were notified by its contract manufacturer INTEGRIA Healthcare (Australia) Pty Ltd. that this second lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing due to potential bacterial contamination.
This bacterial contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a health risk to consumers. While a health hazard is unlikely, we have initiated this recall because Pseudomonas can cause serious illness in immune compromised individuals. For more information on Pseudomonas, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at http://www.cdc.gov.
The mouthwash was distributed nationwide to retail stores and to the following foreign country: United Kingdom.
The mouthwash is packaged in clear plastic bottles with green and white labeling bearing the following product code and lot number printed on the back panel of the product label: Thursday Plantation, Tea Tree Mouthwash, 8.45 fl oz/ 250ml e, Product No. 6710, Lot 10952
There have been no reported incidents of illness or adverse effects in connection with this product.
No other Nature's Plus products distributed by Natural Organics, Inc. are involved in this recall.
This voluntary expanded recall is announced in accord with FDA guidelines.
Consumers who may have purchased affected Thursday Plantation, Tea Tree Mouthwash are advised to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-645-9500 Monday- Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm (EST).
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.