Baby teething gel recalled over potential contamination

A batch of Brauer baby and child teething gel has been recalled around the country over potential microbial contamination.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alerted parents to the recall in a notice on their website.

“The recall is due to microbial contamination (Burkholderia spp) found through testing samples of this batch (809057).”


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“Burkholderia may cause illness in babies and small children, healthy people and people with compromised immune systems.

“The initial symptoms of Burkholderia infection may be a low-grade fever, potentially progressing to much more serious conditions, including pneumonia and other lung disorders.”

The 20g tube, which is a natural medicine used to reduce the discomfort caused by teething in babies, has been available for sale at Pharmacies, Chemists and Health Food Stores in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia as well as online between 24 October 2018 – 29 November 2019.

The affected batch (809057) has an expiry date of September 2020.

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Anyone who uses the Brauer Teething Gel is being urged to check the batch number on the packaging.

“If it is from batch 809057 immediately stop using the product and return it to the place of purchase or contact Brauer Customer Service to arrange product return and a refund,” the recall notice reads.

“In infants who have been treated with the affected gel be alert to the potential signs of Burkholderia infection such as low-grade fever. Seek immediate medical advice if you suspect infection.”

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