ISSUE: Nature Relief and FDA notified the public of a recall of Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover. FDA has advised that the active ingredient, calcium oxide, can cause severe burns of the skin, particularly to areas of thin or sensitive skin, such as the face, area around the eyes, and genitalia. FDA has received a report of an injury associated with the use of this product, including burns to the skin that required medical attention.
BACKGROUND: This product is sold as a kit, which contains the following items: two small containers labeled "Repair Cream", one container of "Antiseptic Wash", a package of "Triple Antibiotic Ointment", toothpicks, and a "vanity kit" with cotton balls, swabs, and nail files.
RECOMMENDATION: Consumers who purchased Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover should immediately discontinue their use and discard the remaining contents. It is recommended that consumers discard the product and contents inside a plastic bag and place it into the garbage for safe disposal, in order to expedite the recall process and avoid further handling. Consumers are advised to have moles reviewed by licensed medical professionals and ensure they are not cancerous.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
- Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
[06/22/2011 - Press Release - Nature Relief]