Recalls & Alerts

The resources listed below are related to recalls of cosmetics and other products regulated by FDA, as well as other safety alerts related to cosmetics. To learn about FDA's role in recalls of cosmetics, see FDA Recall Policy for Cosmetics.

Recent Outbreaks

Recent Recalls

  • Eternal Ink Inc. recalls tattoo inks True Blue (46 bottles- 2 fl. oz./60 mL, Lot #352, manufactured 12/18/2017; exp. date: 12/18/2020) and Dark Red (63 bottles- 2 fl. oz./60 mL, Lot #352, manufactured 12/18/2017, exp. date: 12/18/2020) due to potential microbial contamination.
  • GoodFiber LLC recalls Royal Family Makeup Remover Wipes: Calming Lavender (UPC 858838007056), Refreshing Cucumber (UPC 85883800706), and For All Skin Types (UPC 858838007049) due to contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • ESSITY recalls Tork Foam Soap Extra Mild- SKU 401211, 1 liter (33.8 US Fl. Oz.), 6 bottles per corrugated box case. The product tested positive for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) and exceeded product release limits for bacteria.
  • Family Wellness recalls Cornstarch Baby Powder retail unit 14oz. plastic bottle- lot #18142THW, 6 retail bottles per wholesale case. Product is incorrectly labeled- label states that the product contains talc, but it does not.
  • Hain Celestial Group, Inc. recalls Avalon Organics Refreshing Lemon Bath & Shower Gel 12 fl. oz. (Lot 8081) and Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Bath & Shower Gel 32 fl. oz. (Lot 8167) bottles because of elevated levels of microbiological counts.
  • INTENZE Products, Inc. recalls Bright Red (Lot SS264) and Royal Blue (Lot SS258) 2 oz. tattoo ink bottles because of microbial organisms (bacillus halosaccharovorans, brachybacterium conglomeratum, and pseudomonas andersonii and pseudomonas balearica) in the inks.
  • Saje Natural Business Inc. recalls Saje Natural Wellness Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash 8.5 fl. oz. and 1.7 fl. oz. bottles for potential contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • Bath and Body Works recalls Pure Simplicity Body Acai Berry 8 fluid oz products due to potential contamination with Enterobacter aerogenes and/or Enterobacter gergoviae.
  • Bath and Body Works recalls Pure Simplicity Body Fragrance Free 8 fluid oz products due to potential contamination with Enterobacter aerogenes and/or Enterobacter gergoviae.
  • Solid Ink recalls SOLID INK ORANGE, 2 oz, Batch #8297, EXP DATE 8/21 because FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) analyzed a sample of Solid Ink Orange (tattoo ink) (Batch #8297) which resulted positive for Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus licheniformis, and Pseudomonas sp. The Office of Cosmetics and Colors concluded that the product appears to be adulterated because it contains microorganisms at a level that exceeds acceptable limits for cosmetics.

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