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Arbonne International LLC Recalls Potentially Tainted Sea Salt Scrub

Sep 14, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP

Potential bacterial contamination has prompted Arbonne International LLC to recall one lot of Seasource Detox Spa Foaming Sea Salt Scrub.  According to the recall notice, the scrub may be tainted with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.

Seasource Detox Spa Foaming Sea Salt Scrub was manufactured by a third party and distributed nationwide through Arbonne Independent Consultants. The product comes in a 6.8 fluid oz white tube and is identified with a lot number on the crimping at the top of the tube.

Only Seasource Detox Spa Foaming Sea Salt Scrub products bearing lot number Z928 with shipping dates ranging from March 28, 2008 to July 15, 2009 are affected by this recall.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa may cause dermatitis, soft tissue infections, bacteremia, and a variety of system infections, particularly with users who are immunosuppressed. Because the Foaming Sea Salt Scrub is used to exfoliate the skin’s surface, there is a possibility that inadvertent introduction of the tainted product directly into any skin abrasions could result in infection. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.

Purchasers of the recalled product lot are advised not to use it. Arbonne will, at the purchaser's choice, replace or exchange the product or refund money paid for the recalled product. Consumers may contact Arbonne at 1-800-ARBONNE between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time weekdays and between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturdays to arrange for replacement or refund.  

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