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Canada-wide recall of skin-cleansing products due to possible microbial contamination

Check your medicine cabinets.

Health Canada is recalling various skin-cleansing products due to possible microbial contamination, including flushable skin cleansing wipes, bedbaths, shampoo caps, and continence carrier cloths.

On Friday (May 13), Health Canada issued a consumer product recall notification for various Oasis bedbaths and shampoo caps, Conti cleansing wipes and barrier cloths and Senset wet wipes. 

According to the federal health department, "individuals with weakened immune systems, who suffer from a serious pre-existing condition, are at an increased risk of infection if they use the contaminated product."

The affected products were manufactured in the United Kingdom by Vernacare Limited and sold from April 2020 to April 2022. 

The company says 832, 451 units of the affected products were sold in Canada; it has received no reports of incidents or serious injuries in the country. 

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Photo via Health Canada

What you should do

If you have any of the affected products, immediately stop using them and contact Vernacare Canada Inc.

For more information, consumers can contact the Vernacare Canada team by telephone at 1-800-268-2422 (ext. 236), by email at CustomerService_CAN_US@vernacare.com or visit the company website.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website . You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.