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FDA Recalls DG Maximum Strength Acne Medicated Gel, Equate: Medicated Acne Gel and Kroger Acne Gel

Beauty Byte: FDA Recalls Three Contaminated Acne Creams


Buyers beware: The Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary, nationwide recall of one-ounce tubes of 10 percent benzoyl peroxide manufactured by CSI USA because of possible contamination. The acne creams are found under the following names:

  • Equate: Medicated Acne Gel sold at Wal-Mart stores.
  • DG Maximum Strength Acne Medicated Gel sold at Dollar General stores
  • Kroger Acne Gel 10 percent Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication sold at Kroger stores.

Some of the lots of the company's Gallatin, Tenn. facilities contained bacteria identified as Burkholderia Cepacia, which can pose a health hazard for some people.

To learn more about the bacteria and the possible dangers read more.

Burkholderia cepacia (previously known as Pseudomonas Cepacia) can be found in soil and water and are often resistant to common antibiotics. While this poses little medical risk to healthy people, those with health problems like weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to infections with these bacteria, according to the CDC.

If you own any of these products, you can obtain a refund by mailing the tube, or proof of purchase, to CSI USA, Inc., 170 Commerce Way, Gallatin, Tenn., 37066, Attn: Acne Cream Recall.

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