FDA, CSI recall lots of acne ointments

ROCKVILLE, Md. The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the recall of all lots of an anti-acne ointment after samples were found to contain Burkholderia cepacia bacteria.

The FDA and CSI USA announced the recall Thursday. It affects all lots of 1-ounce tubes of acne cream containing 10 percent benzoyl peroxide sold under several store brands, including Dollar General’s DG Maximum Strength Acne Medicated Gel, Kroger Acne Gel 10 Percent Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication and Walmart’s Equate: Medicated Acne Gel.

CSI has said the risk to healthy users of the cream is low, but people with skin injuries or suppressed immune systems could be at risk. So far, however, no complications have been reported.

The recall does not affect any other acne medications sold at Dollar General, Walmart or Kroger.

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