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Why is Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer being recalled?

ORIGINALLY established in the 1900’s, Jergens is known for its moisturizing skin care.

In March 2022, it was announced that one of their products was subject to a recall.

Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer has been recalled

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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer has been recalled

Why is Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer being recalled?

On Sunday, March 20, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer due to possible bacterial contamination.

Some bottles of Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer may contain Pluralibacter gergoviae, which has the ability to alter the health of individuals with a compromised immune system.

Symptoms of Pluralibacter gergoviae infection can include breathing problems, weakness, fever, nausea, and vomiting.

The bacterial strain is not known to negatively affect healthy people.

Bottles manufactured between October 1st and October 18th, 2021 may contain the contamination.

Each affected bottle is either three ounces or 10 ounces.

Your batch codes shall begin with ZU, including:

  • ZU712851
  • ZU712871
  • ZU712911
  • ZU722881
  • ZU712861
  • ZU712881
  • ZU722851
  • ZU722741
  • ZU722781
  • ZU732791
  • ZU732811
  • ZU722771
  • ZU732781
  • ZU732801
  • ZU732821

Buyers who have purchased this product can call or email Kao Corporation for a coupon for a free replacement bottle.

What is Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer?

According to the official Jergens website, “Ultra Healing Moisturizer repairs, heals and nourishes extra dry skin to reveal visibly radiant, healthier skin”.

The lotion contains vitamins C, E and B5.

Jergens recommends using the lotion for “extra dry skin, including heels, elbows, and knees.”

The company claims its Ultra Healing Moisturizer is able to penetrate five layers of skin’s surface and lock in moisture for up to 48 hours.

Contaminated bottles can affect people with weakened immune systems

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Contaminated bottles can affect people with weakened immune systemsCredit: FDA

What is Jurgens?

Founded in 1901, Jergens is a skincare brand known for its focus on moisture.

Jergens is owned by Kao Corporation, a Japanese chemical and cosmetics company founded in 1887.

Kao acquired Jergens in 1988.

Other brands under Kao’s branch are:

  • Biore
  • John Frieda
  • curl
  • Laurier
  • Molton Brown

Based in Nihonbashi-Kayabacho in Tokyo, Kao was initially founded by Tomiro Nagase as a soap maker.

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Bobby Allyn

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