Nature Relief is recalling its Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced.
The FDA advises that the active ingredient, calcium oxide, can cause severe burns of the skin, particularly to areas of thin or sensitive skin, such as the face, area around the eyes, and genitalia. The FDA has received a report of an injury associated with the use of Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover, including burns to the skin that required medical attention.
The defective Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover is sold as a kit, which contains the following items: Two small containers labeled “Repair Cream,” one container of “Antiseptic Wash,” a package of “Triple Antibiotic Ointment,” toothpicks, and a “vanity kit” with cotton balls, swabs, and nail files.
Consumers who purchased the recalled Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover should immediately discontinue its use and discard the remaining contents. It is recommended that consumers discard the product contents inside a plastic bag and place the bag into trash for safe disposal, which expedites the recall process and avoids further handling, said the FDA.
Consumers are advised to have moles reviewed by licensed medical professionals to ensure the moles are not cancerous. Moles, when left untreated, can possibly lead to melanoma, a form of cancer, and self-treatment of diseases such as cancer can cause a delay in early diagnosis, which may help prevent life threatening complications.
Consumers who experience adverse events with this product should seek immediate help from their physician or healthcare provider.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
â€¢ Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
â€¢ Download the form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
Nature Relief customer care can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888.646.6399 or by email at [email protected].
All sales and operations of Nature Relief have now been temporally ceased.