The TGA Have Issued An Urgent Recall Of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued an urgent recall for products that may have been exposed to microbiological contamination.
Batch numbers of concern are:
You can check if the tubs or tubes in your draw need to be discarded by looking at the batch number. On the tubs, the batch number is located on the bottom, on the tubes, it is located at the “crimp,” pictured.
The contamination is of serious concern as Papaw Ointment – considered to have gentle antimicrobial properties – is frequently used as a treatment for minor wounds. It is also considered a cult Australian lip product.
The microorganisms that have been flagged are aspergillus tubingensis, sordaria humana, pencillium paneum and Paenibaccillus glucanolyticus.
While these moulds and bacteria pose minimal risk to consumers, they could be dangerous for immunocompromised individuals.
If your product is from one of these batches you can access a refund by returning to the place of purchase or contacting Lucas’ Papaw Remedies Customer Service on 1800 861 852. If you have used the product recently and are showing signs of an adverse reaction, head to your GP or local hospital.