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Diep Bao Cream Recalled Following Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Infants

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Shop Me Ca of Herndon, Virginia recalled its 10-gram tubes of Diep Bao Cream due to potential lead contamination.

The Diep Bao Cream recall was initiated after the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) found high levels of lead in two samples of the product, leaving two infants with elevated blood lead levels.1 The sale of the cream has been suspended while the Food and Drug Administration, OHA, and Shop Me Ca continue investigating the potential lead contamination. Health care professionals are encouraged to report adverse reactions or issues with this product to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online or by calling 1-800-332-1088.

Symptoms and adverse effects include abdominal pain, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody or decreased urinary output. Patients with elevated blood lead levels may show no symptoms but can cause damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning and can lead to permanent damage, developmental disorders, defects, and other long-term health issues.

Diep Bao Cream was sold across the country through Shop Me Ca’s Facebook page and a few Vietnamese Moms’ Facebook groups not associated with the manufacturer including Hội Mẹ Việt Nuôi con Tại Mỹ, Mẹ Việt Tại Mỹ, Chuyên Đồ Bầu và Chăm Sóc Sau Sinh, and Nguyễn Ngọc. The recalled cream was packaged in a cardboard box with a 10-gram plastic tube inside. The bottom side of the cardboard box is marked with NSX 05/01/2021 HSD 05/07/2023.

Shop Me Ca is encouraging customers to discontinue the use of the product, dispose of it immediately, and email shopemeca91@gmail.com with recall questions. All investigating parties are also urging consumers to contact their physician if they have concerns or problems related to using the cream.

Reference

1. Shop Me Ca recalls "Diep Bao Cream" because of possible health risk. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Published February 1, 2023. Accessed February 6, 2023. https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/shop-me-ca-recalls-diep-bao-cream-because-possible-health-risk?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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