- The company discovered the bacterial contamination after receiving two complaints
- B. cepacia can cause life-threatening conditions is immunocompromised people
- The recalled product was distributed nationwide
A Texas-based company has recalled its hydrogel product because of bacterial contamination. The recalled product, contaminated with Burkholderia cepecia (B. cepacia) bacteria, can lead to skin infections and it can even cause life-threatening conditions in immunocompromised people.
MPM Medical issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Regenecare HA Hydrogel, an over-the-counter product that can be topically applied “for the temporary relief of pain and itching” related to scrapes, sunburn, insect bites, minor burns and skin irritation. In an announcement posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website, the company said it learned of the B. cepacia contamination after receiving two customer complaints regarding a “visible contamination.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), B. cepacia