Woodridge Labs recalls certain DermaFreeze365 products because of possible health risk



    CONCORD, ON, April 3 /CNW/ - Woodridge Labs, Inc. has voluntarily
recalled all of its DermaFreeze365(TM) Instant Line Relaxing Formula (UPC
Codes 6-05923-36501-6 and 6-05923-36502-3) and DermaFreeze365(TM) Neck and
Chest (UPC Code 6-05923-36503-0) products. This recall was a result of certain
limited lots testing positive for the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.
    The organism, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, may cause serious eye infections,
urinary tract infections, respiratory system infections, dermatitis, soft
tissue infections, bacteremia, bone and joint infections, gastrointestinal
infections and a variety of systemic infections, particularly in patients with
severe burns and in cancer and AIDS patients who are immunosuppressed.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection is a serious problem in patients hospitalized
with cancer, cystic fibrosis and burns. Because the DermaFreeze365(TM) Instant
Line Relaxing Formula may be applied in the area of the eye, there is a
possibility that inadvertent introduction of the tainted product directly in
the eye could result in serious eye infections and, in rare circumstances,
possibly blindness.
    No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
    This issue was discovered during the routine product testing process.
Woodridge Labs and Product Excellence, its Canadian distributor, notified
their respective retailers on March 13, 2007 and are in the process of a full
retail recall of the affected products. Woodridge Labs believes that the
affected products contain a discolouration that is visible to the naked eye.
    Woodridge Labs is working with the third-party manufacturer of the
affected products to identify the source of the contamination in order to
ensure that new lots of DermaFreeze365(TM) Instant Line Relaxing Formula
products will be safe for future use.
    Consumers that have the product should discontinue use of the product and
destroy it immediately, or return it to their place of purchase for further
processing. Consumers who have used the product and have concerns, should
consult a healthcare professional. Consumers with questions regarding the
recall may contact either Woodridge Labs, Inc. at 818 902 5537 or email
recall@woodridgelab.com or Product Excellence Inc. at 905 760 7676 or email
pei@peinc.ca.





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