Stop Use Immediately: Sunscreen Recalled Due to Mold Contamination

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.14 - 2024 4:23 PM CET

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It can cause skin reactions

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Suntegrity Skincare has taken the proactive step of recalling nine lots of its Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation due to elevated levels of Aspergillus Sydowii, a type of mold found in some tubes.

The Recalled Lots

This decision, though precautionary, stems from the company's commitment to consumer safety and health.

The affected lots, including Lot 115BU and others (107IV, 107NU, 109NU, 117BU, 113SA, 114SA, 106BR, and 101MO), were distributed both online and nationwide through retail outlets.

The discovery of higher than acceptable microbiological mold counts in certain tubes, particularly Lot 115BU, prompted Suntegrity to extend the recall to other lots as a precautionary measure.

Can cause skin reactions

While no adverse events related to the contamination have been reported to date, there are potential health risks.

The potential health risks associated with Aspergillus Sydowii include allergic skin reactions and, if applied to open wounds or sunburned skin, primary fungal infections.

Additionally, exposure to the eyes could lead to eye infections.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation is packaged in 2 oz orange tubes, with the lot number located on the back near the top seal.

The company has notified its distributors, retailers, and customers via email about the recall and is coordinating the disposal of all affected products.

Stop use immediately

Consumers who have purchased the recalled sunscreen are urged to stop using it immediately.

For consumers who purchased directly from or Amazon, instructions for obtaining a refund, store credit, or product exchange have been provided. This process involves emailing with order details and a photo of the tube's back showing the lot number.

Those who bought from retail stores are advised to contact Suntegrity directly for exchange options or to contact the retailer for a store credit, following proof of disposal submission.