Valeant Pharmaceuticals is conducting a voluntary recall of all lots of Cortaid® 12-Hour Advanced Anti-Itch Cream (1.5 oz.), Cortaid® Maximum Strength Cream (1 oz.) and Cortaid® Intensive Therapy Cooling Spray (2 fl. oz.) within expiration.
Valeant is voluntarily recalling these products in response to a recent notification from Product Quest, the manufacturer of Cortaid®. The notification stated that Product Quest is conducting a voluntary recall of all of its nasal products and baby oral gels due to the possibility of microbial contamination identified as Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (a Gram-negative bacterium). Product Quest became aware of these findings following an internal quality review at their facility.
Our customers and their patients are our top priority. Although the likelihood of any major infection to a healthy consumer because of microbiological contamination issues due to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is low, Valeant decided to take the necessary steps to voluntarily recall these Cortaid® products out of an abundance of caution since they are manufactured in the same facility. It is important to note that individuals who have a weak immune system may be at higher risk for severe infections due to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa contamination.
At this time, we are unable to determine if or when these Cortaid® products may return to the marketplace.
Lot Numbers: All Lots
UPC Codes: 301875519155, 301875521011 & 301875518028
Please contact Stericycle, Inc., the firm managing this voluntary product recall on behalf of Valeant, at 1-888-480-2881, for more information.Consumers:
For more information on this voluntary recall, consumers can contact Stericycle, Inc., the firm conducting this product recall on behalf of Valeant, at 1-888-480-2881.
Moving forward, you may consider using another anti-itch cream or anti-itch cooling spray on the market. You can also consult your health care professional to determine what product may be best for you.
Cortaid is a trademark of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.
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