Saturday, October 30, 2010

Manufacturer recalls lot of cortisone skin treatment due to mould contamination

From the Winnipeg Free Press:
GlaxoSmithKline is voluntarily recalling one lot of its product Emo-Cort 2.5 per cent Lotion, a product used to treat eczema, dermatitis and other skin irritations, due to contamination.

GSK is asking wholesalers, pharmacies and hospitals to immediately stop selling Lot No. 5R6 of the hydrocortisone lotion.

Health Canada said in a release Friday that the recall follows a consumer complaint to the company regarding a brown substance in the product. Testing of samples of the lot showed the product has been contaminated with mould.

Because of the potential risk of local or more widespread infection from the mould to consumers with weakened immune systems, GSK has put all Emo-Cort products at its manufacturing facility on hold pending an investigation. ...more

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