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Recall Scent Theory Soaps sold at Walmart. Bacterial contamination.

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Scent Theory has voluntarily recalled 636,416 bottles of its popular soaps due to potential contamination with Burkholderia cepacia bacteria. The products affected by the Scent Theory recall, which was issued on Feb. 11, are 11-oz. bottles of its foaming hand soap in Lemon Citrus, Vanilla Coconut, Eucalyptus Mint, and Fresh Lavender.

UPC codes: Lemon Citrus is printed with UPC 8-40038-20963-7, Vanilla Coconut is printed with UPC 8-40038-20964-4, Eucalyptus, UPC 8-40038-20965-1, Fresh Lavender, UPC 8-40038-20966-8.

This soap is sold at Walmart.

 

Sorry this in not as complete as usual. I'm posting ahead of the FDA complete posting on their site. I'll post that later. 

 

Posted Date Company Name Recall Information

2/11/2021Scent Theory ProductsScent Theory voluntarily recalls LEMON CITRUS Foaming Hand Soap made with essential oils, 11 FL OZ/325 mL, because the products may be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia. Product Quantity: 636,416 (total units). Code Information: T209-101, T217-101, T223-101, T237-101. UPC: 8-40038-20963-7. 
2/11/2021Scent Theory ProductsScent Theory voluntarily recalls VANILLA COCONUT Foaming Hand Soap made with essential oils, 11 FL OZ/325 mL, because the products may be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia. Product Quantity: 636,416 (total units). Code Information: T209-104, T217-104, T237-102; T223-104. UPC: 8-40038-20964-4.
2/11/2021Scent Theory ProductsScent Theory voluntarily recalls EUCALYPTUS MINT Foaming Hand Soap made with essential oils, 11 FL OZ/325 mL, because the products may be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia. Product Quantity: 636,416 (total units). Code Information: T209-102, T217-102, T223-102. UPC: 8-40038-20965-1.
2/11/2021Scent Theory ProductsScent Theory voluntarily recalls FRESH LAVENDER Foaming Hand Soap made with essential oils, 11 FL OZ/325 mL, because the products may be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia. Product Quantity: 636,416 (total units). Code Information: T209-103, T217-103, T223-103. UPC: 8-40038-20966-8.

 

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Re: Recall Scent Theory Soaps sold at Walmart. Bacterial contamination.

I thought soap killed bacteria?  Guess I was wrong.

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Re: Recall Scent Theory Soaps sold at Walmart. Bacterial contamination.

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@SeaMaiden wrote:

I thought soap killed bacteria?  Guess I was wrong.


@SeaMaiden @Soap predominately helps water to wash away bacteria by breaking down the surface tension of water molecules. This makes water better able to rinse away anything on the skin. Soap also kills some types of  bacteria,  but not all bacteria. This particular bacteria thrives in this soap and in other cosmetics products. There's been plenty of recalls of products contaminated with this species of bacteria. This bacteria is resistant to many anti microbials/preservatives added to pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. It's also difficult to detect during manufacturing. 

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Re: Recall Scent Theory Soaps sold at Walmart. Bacterial contamination.

@Mindy D    Thank you for explaining... now I get it.    That is pretty frightening that this bacteria is so resistant and dangerous. 

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@SeaMaiden wrote:

@Mindy D    Thank you for explaining... now I get it.    That is pretty frightening that this bacteria is so resistant and dangerous. 


@SeaMaiden @It's definitely a baddie. It's particularly dangerous for those with cystic fibrosis.