La Bella Extreme Sport Styling Gel Recall [US]


La Bella Extreme Sport Styling Gel Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Silver Spring: The Village Company, a Eden Prairie, Minnesota establishment, recalls an estimated 9,508 bottles of La Bella Extreme Sport Styling Gel due to suspected risk of Burkholderia cepacia contamination and consequential risk of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications particularly for people who have Cystic Fibrosis and certain other medical conditions, all serious health hazards.

FDA: http://ht.ly/QqaN30oPG9Z

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/village-company-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-la-bella-extreme-sport-styling-gel-due-bacterial

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Cosmetic products are subject to this recall:

  • La Bella Extreme Sport Styling Gel, sold in 22-ounce bottles with batch/lot designations of 19057B, 19072C, 19072E or 19072G

Please consult the photograph above for details of the Styling Gel’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the FDA, The Village Company initiated this US nationwide recall of its 22-ounce La Bella Extreme Sport Styling Gel after four batch/lots failed micro testing for bacterial contamination, resulting in potential contamination of 2,377 cases (or 9,508 units). The bacteria found is Burkholderia cepacia and a group of related strains. You should neither use the recalled La Bella Extreme Sport Styling Gel products identified above.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food, drug or cosmetics poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any product, return it to your retailer for refund, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect product in the meantime.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled La Bella Extreme Sport Styling Gel products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another preparation. Instead, return the Styling Gel to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to handle Burkholderia cepacia poisonings.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled La Bella Extreme Sport Styling Gel, please search for “Styling Gel” or more generically, “cosmetics” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the company toll-free at 1-800-699-6852 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Central Time, Monday to Friday or by e-mail at LaBellaExtremeSport@TheVillageCompany.com.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Styling Gel, please search for “styling gel” or more generically, “cosmetics” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Burkholderia cepacia contamination, please search for “Burkholderia” or more generically, “bacteria” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by The Village Company, please search for “Village Company” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the La Bella brand name, please search for “La Bella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 11536-2019
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