Acne cream recalled from Wal-Mart, Kroger, Dollar General

December 2, 2008
Allison Tsai
Allison Tsai

National report ? CSI, USA has issued a recall for all 1 ounce tubes of 10 percent benzoyl peroxide acne cream, which were sold under different names at Kroger, Wal-Mart and Dollar General, due to possible contamination with Burkholderia Cepacia bacteria, AboutLawsuits.com reports.

National report - CSI USA has issued a recall for all 1-ounce tubes of 10 percent benzoyl peroxide acne cream, sold under different names at Kroger, Wal-Mart and Dollar General stores, due to possible contamination with Burkholderia cepacia bacteria, AboutLawsuits.com reports.
       The product was sold throughout the United States under the name “Equate: Medicated Acne Gel” at Wal-Mart between August 2007 and October 2008, “Kroger Acne Gel” at Kroger between July 2008 and October 2008 and “DG Maximum Strength Acne Medication Gel” at Dollar General between August 2008 and October 2008.

            According to the FDA notice, the risk of illness in healthy individuals using the gel is very low, and the company has reported no adverse events due to the contamination.