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Honest Company Recall Pulls Baby Powder From Shelves Over Infection Concerns

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Actress and Honest Company co-founder Jessica Alba poses for a photo while promoting The Honest Company at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle on August 4, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Nordstrom)

By    |   Friday, 13 Jan 2017 01:47 PM

The Honest Company has voluntarily recalled its organic baby powder over concerns that the product could potentially trigger eye or skin infections.

Honest Company, which was co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, announced the voluntary recall on Wednesday, according to USA Today.

“Possible contamination with some microorganisms was found, including some species associated with skin or [eye] infections, for that reason and with the full knowledge and under the guidance of the FDA, we’ve decided to voluntarily recall this product out of an abundance of caution,” Christopher Gavigan, the company’s co-founder, said in a video on the company’s website.

“On behalf of my co-founders and everyone here at Honest, I sincerely apologize for this inconvenience,” Gavigan said. “This decision, like all of our decisions, was guided by our ongoing commitment to the health, well-being, and satisfaction of our customers.”

The baby powder has been advertised as a “natural dusting product with probiotics,” according to USA Today.

Its code is UPC #817810014529 and, for people who own the product, the company says they can return it for a full refund.

The recall comes nearly a year after Honest Company was in the news for its “clean, green liquid laundry detergent,” which was questioned after ingredients were found in it that the company had previously said it would avoid, according to The Wall Street Journal.

At the time, WSJ claimed the company’s liquid detergent contained a cleaning ingredient, called sodium lauryl sulfate, which had previously been identified by Honest as a skin irritant.

Honest Company contested the WSJ test results.

“We do not make our products with sodium lauryl sulfate,” Kevin Ewell, the company’s research and development manager, said at the time.

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