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

Starting date:
March 24, 2016
Posting date:
March 24, 2016
Type of communication:
Information Update
Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
General Public
Identification number:


Health Canada is informing Canadians that it has requested Empack Spraytech Inc to initiate a recall of one lot of sunscreen lotion (see below) 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 lotions as the products 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 products.

Photo Product DIN Lot Number Expiry date*
Personnelle Sunscreen Lotion 30 SPF Children and Adults - Expiry date: JAN 27. 2017 Indicated on product label Personnelle Sunscreen Lotion 30 SPF Children and Adults 02395975 20145 JAN 27. 2017


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