The drugstore chain dm is currently recalling a care product because it cannot be ruled out that it contains a germ that can be harmful to health. Use of the product is not recommended.
According to a notification published by the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) on its portal “lebensmittelnning.de”, the company dm-drogerie markt is recalling the article “Jessa intimate care washing balm with 10% care oil, 100 ml ‘ regardless of the batch code or the best-before date.
The reason for the recall: It cannot be ruled out that individual products of the Jessa intimate care wash balm with 10% care oil, 100 ml, are microbiologically contaminated and may contain the germ Pluralibacter gergoviae. This was determined during self-checks.
According to the information, the item was immediately withdrawn from sale.
Risk of a health effect
As the company writes, the risk of a health impact is low, but infections are possible in immunocompromised consumers. The company has therefore decided to recall the product as a precautionary measure.
Due to the early detection, only very small quantities of the affected article are in circulation.
You are asked not to use the product and to bring it back to the dm stores unopened or already opened. The purchase price will be refunded.
Serious infections possible
Cosmetic products contaminated with Pluralibacter gergoviae can pose a health risk to consumers, reports the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on its website (PDF).
If products contaminated with Pluralibacter gergoviae are used, the bacterium can enter the body via open wounds or the mucous membranes. According to the experts, severe infections are possible in people with weakened health. (ad)