Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix is voluntarily recalling Balea Kids Hair Putty (150 mL, product number 057800741640, lot code C117) as a precautionary measure due to a potential microbial contamination.
The manufacturer has become aware of a potential contamination of Burkholderia cepacia. While there have been no reported incidents of illness associated with this product, as a precautionary measure customers are asked to immediately discontinue use of Balea Kids Hair Putty (150 mL, product number 057800741640, lot code C117) and to return it to their local Shoppers Drug Mart store for a refund.
Please note that only lot code C117 is included in this recall. The lot code can be found on the bottle directly underneath the bar code. All other lot codes of this product are safe for sale and use.
About Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With more than 1,185 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The Company also licenses or owns more than 60 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and eight luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company owns and operates 63 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities in Ontario and Alberta.