Parental Attention: Kaufland has pulled Bevola Baby Care Lotion from sale due to a germ. Infected bottles should no longer be used. The cause is a pathogen that has already been demonstrated in other cases in cosmetology: Burkholderia cenocepacia. We say which Bivola bottles could be contaminated and what is known about germs.
What products were affected?
The recall affects a set of 250 ml bottles of Bevola Baby Care Lotion from the manufacturer ZS Cosmetics. It can be recognized by the following features:
- Best Before Date 11/17/2022
- Part number 0000011
According to Kaufland, other batches are not affected by the redemption process.
What is the reason for the summons?
According to ZS Cosmetics, during routine checkups, species bacteria Burkholderia cenocepacia It was detected in the preparation. According to the manufacturer, this germ can lead to infections in people with weakened immune systems and chronic lung disease.
What kind of germ is this?
According to laboratories, this type of germ is more common in water-rich cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. So far, baby wipes, nasal sprays and mouthwash solutions have been affected, and the cause may be contaminated water.
A study (“Hydration of body milk as a reservoir for Burkholderia cepacia: an outbreak of nosocomial infection in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit”) describes outbreaks of germs in hospital patients – also as a result of treatment with caring lotion.
By default, however, MRSA is not searched for in controls: Burkholderia cenocepacia is not included in the relevant DIN criteria for cosmetic microbial testing.
What is the danger to young children?
Particular risk for patients and immunocompromised. Burkholderia cenocepacia is classified as a facultative pathogen, which is MRSA Could you That is, they make you sick in certain circumstances. It is very flexible and resistant to many antibiotics. From what is known, it poses a greater danger to immunocompromised and severely sick people, and not to healthy children or young children.
Infection only under extreme conditions. The German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics has evaluated the health risks of microorganisms in cosmetics. Accordingly, there are only a few in vitro tests in the literature, but no tests in humans. Experts concluded that “only under extreme conditions (too many germs, severely injured skin, occlusive skin conditions)” can infection with MRSA cause symptoms of the disease. This means: not to get more injured.
What do parents who bought the product do?
Even if the risk of infection in children is very low: As a precaution, parents should not use infected Kaufland lotion. You’ll get money from Kaufland, even without a receipt. Customers can obtain information free of charge from the Kaufland hotline at 0800/152 8352 or at +49 174/257 5327.