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W.S. Badger voluntarily recalls childrens’ sunscreen due to microbial contamination

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — W.S. Badger Co. has announced that it is voluntarily recalling all lots of its 4-oz. SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-oz. SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion due to microbial contamination.

“All of these lots passed the required microbiological and comprehensive challenge testing prior to sale. It was during routine re-testing that we discovered that the preservative system in several lots had been compromised. In our 18-year history, this voluntary recall is a first. We continue to conduct rigorous testing and are taking steps to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future,” stated Badger founder and CEO Bill Whyte.

The products were tested and found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi. No adverse reactions have been reported in connection with these products, the company stated. 

Both sunscreens are sold in the United States and Canada online and at major retailers, as well as at independent food co-ops and pharmacies. This product can be identified by matching the UPC with the Lot code, which can be found on the top front of the tube crimp. The company began shipping the recalled lots to stores and individuals as early as February 2013.

The affected lots include the following:


  • SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz (UPC: 634084490091&634084490114) Lot No.s 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, 3133A
  • SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion (UPC: 634084490145 & 634084490169) Lot No. 3164A

Consumers who have purchased the SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion should not use these products and may return product to the original point of purchase for a full refund, or contact Badger directly at 1 (800) 603-6100 or email [email protected] between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, the company stated. 

Adverse events that may be related to the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

 

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OPI, singer Mariah Carey partner for holiday nail collection

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — OPI is launching 18 new limited-edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by recording artist Mariah Carey.

This seasonal promotion includes an assortment of red, burgundy, maroon and chocolate brown hues, along with glitter-packed gold, bronze and pearl shades. Mariah Carey Holiday also features six new Liquid Sand lacquers, ranging from icy blue to frosted pink to sparkling graphite. Each of the Liquid Sand shades showcases OPI’s technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.

“Mariah Carey is truly synonomous with the holiday season,” stated Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI EVP and artistic director. “People around the world listen to her festive, iconic songs — ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ is a personal favorite — and these 18 lacquers evoke the warmth, beauty, energy and positive spirit that’s present in Mariah’s music."

“This holiday season is all about red, glitter and texture for nails,” Weiss-Fischmann added. “With 18 shades, there’s a perfect hue for every occasion. The 12 crème and glitter lacquers include classic reds, champagne gold and warm burgundies, while the six Liquid Sand shades should be worn without top coat for a matte finish in icy, frosted colors.”

Mariah Carey Holiday nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s ProWide brush for the ultimate in application. Mariah Carey Holiday will be available in October 2013, at salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCP Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, Utla and Ulta.com for a suggested retail price of $9 for each nail lacquer.
 

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Axe promotes new Black Chill collection with extreme winter sports challenge in Sweden

BY Antoinette Alexander

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — As part of the Black Chill product launch, Unilever’s Axe is whisking away nine winners — and their friends — to the ultimate winter adventure, the Axe Black Chill Challenge.

In March of 2014, selected winners will head to Sweden to take part in a series of extreme winter-themed sport activities, such as husky sleigh safaris, snowmobile expeditions through the Alpine Tundra and combat-copter flights overlooking Sweden’s Archipelago, to see if they have what it takes to keep their cool in the most intense of situations.

Guys and girls can enter for a chance to win now through Nov. 15 by purchasing Axe Black Chill from one of the following retailers: Meijer, Target, Commissary, Walgreens and ShopRite, and submitting the code provided with purchase at axeblackchill.com. From the nine selected fans who take part in the Axe Black Chill Challenge, one participant will be deemed the "Ultimate Chill Champion."

"In addition to providing our fans with a full portfolio of grooming products to help them look, feel and smell their best, Axe is about creating unforgettable experiences and opportunities for our guys and girls," stated Matthew McCarthy, senior director of brand building for Axe. "From the Axe Lounge to the One Night Only concert series, Axe puts its fans front and center of where the action is. During the Black Chill Challenge, Axe fans will once again have the opportunity to take part in a series of one-of-a kind experiences."

Designed to help guys keep their cool, the Axe Black Chill collection is infused with citrus, mint and cedar wood fragrance notes. The collection includes a bodyspray, deodorant stick, antiperspirant invisible solid, shower gel, shampoo, face wash, shave gel and post-shave hydrator.
 

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