Information Update - Health Canada requests recall of Personnelle sunscreen lotion due to microbial contamination

OTTAWA, March 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Health Canada is informing Canadians that it has requested Empack Spraytech Inc to initiate a recall of one lot of sunscreen lotion (see here) because of microbial contamination. The affected sunscreen was sold at Jean Coutu retail locations. Microbial contamination may result in a skin infection. The risk may be increased in children and individuals with a weakened immune system.

Consumers should check to see if they have purchased the sunscreen lotion as the product should not be used.

Health Canada will monitor Empack Spraytech Inc's recall and will inform Canadians if new safety information arises. Consumers should consult their health-care practitioner with any questions or concerns regarding the use of this sunscreen product.

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