If You're Using This Cream, Stop Immediately
THE OINTMENT IN QUESTION WAS AVAILABLE VIA THE COMPANY'S WEBSITE AND AMAZON.
A recall has been issued on a popular anesthetic cream this week, with authorities warning consumers to check if they have recently purchased one brand in particular. The recall alert was reported by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and is due to the product's packaging not being child-safe. Read on to see if you have this cream at home, and for another product to be on the lookout for, check out If You Have These Microwave Meals at Home, Get Rid of Them Now.
The cream in question is Scalpa Numb, which contains the active ingredient lidocaine and is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) to be securely packaged. The National Capital Poison Center warns that while lidocaine is effective as a local anesthetic, if ingested, it can cause numbness of the mouth and throat leading to trouble swallowing, and even choking. When consumed in larger doses, it can affect vital organs, primarily the brain and heart.
The product in question comes in a 10 gram black and white tube with a white cap, labelled "Scalpa Numb Maximum Strength Topical Anesthetic Cream." The affected tubes are marked with EXP 202307 on the crimped end. Batch number 1000000101, Code: C1, and the UPC code 857076008689 are printed on the outside of the box. It was sold through Amazon and Scalpashop.com from Feb. 2020 through Nov. 2020 for about $18.
The CPSC says consumers should stop using the cream immediately, store it safely away from children, and contact the company for a full refund. The company is also directly notifying all known purchasers about the recall.
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