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Sunscreen for children recalled after bacteria and fungi found

Most parents in the state of Virginia would do anything they could to keep their children safe from harm. This means that once they are old enough, many mothers and fathers take turns slathering sunscreen on their children’s delicate skin to prevent sunburn. Usually those actions go a long way toward protecting their children. Unfortunately, a sunscreen that may have been purchased by consumers in the state has been identified as possibly being dangerous to use. Accordingly, a recall of the product was recently announced.

The danger posed by the sunscreen is the result of fungi, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungican, and bacteria, called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, being was found in the product when it was tested. The fungi may result in infections to the skin described as mild. If however, either of them makes their way into the bloodstream of a person, the infection could be serious. The bacteria could also lead to skin irritation. In addition, it is possible that it could cause a child to suffer from an ear infection. Similar to the fungus, if it gets into one’s bloodstream, a serious infection could occur. Clearly, no parent wants their child to suffer from medical conditions such as these.

Fortunately, at this point there are no reports of any children being injured as a result of the fungi and bacteria being found in the sunscreen. This is not always the case when it comes to a defective product. In situations where someone is injured as a result of a product that is defective, it is possible that a personal injury lawsuit could be filed in relation to it.

Source: CBS News, “Badger kids sunscreens recalled for bacteria, fungus,” Ryan Jaslow, Sept. 26, 2013

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