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ORIGINALLY founded in the 1900s, Jergens is known for its moisturizing skincare.
In March of 2022, it was announced one of their products is subject to a recall.
A recall has been put on Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer
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 contamination of bacterium.
Some bottles of Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer could contain Pluralibacter gergoviae, which has the ability to alter the health of someone with a weakened immune system.
Symptoms of a Pluralibacter gergoviae infection may include respiratory problems, weakness, fever, nausea, and vomiting.
The strain of bacterium is not known to negatively affect healthy people.
Bottles manufactured between October 1 and October 18 of 2021 may contain the contaminate.
Each bottle affected is either three ounces or 10 ounces.
Their lot codes are said to begin with ZU, including:
Buyers who may have purchased this product are able to call or email the Kao Corporation to receive a coupon for a free replacement bottle.
What is Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer?
According to the official Jergens website, the Ultra Healing Moisturizer “repairs, heals, and deeply nourishes extra dry skin to reveal visibly luminous, healthier skin.”
The lotion contains Vitamins C, E, and B5.
Jergens recommends the lotion be used for “extra dry skin, including heels, elbows, and knees.”
The company claims their Ultra Healing Moisturizer is able to penetrate through five layers of the skin’s surface, and can lock in moisture for up to 48 hours.
Contaminated bottles may affect those with weakened immune systemsCredit: FDA
What is Jergens?
Founded in 1901, Jergens is a skincare brand known for its emphasis on moisture.
Jergens is owned by the Kao Corporation, which is a Japanese chemical and cosmetic company established in 1887.
Kao acquired Jergens in 1988.
Other brands under Kao’s branch include:
- John Frieda
- Molton Brown
Based in Nihonbashi-Kayabacho in Tokyo, Kao was first launched by Tomiro Nagase as a manufacturer of soap.
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