The problem was discovered during routine testing which found the mold Talaromyces penicillium had contaminated the Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with fluoride.
FDA warned that babies may suffer allergic reactions — skin rash, runny nose, sneezing — if they drink the water.
Affected products were sold in one-gallon containers and have an expiration date between April 26, 2018, and October 10, 2018, FDA said. The water was sold in 14 states at Kroger stores and other supermarkets, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Owen’s and Payless Super Market.
The agency said that although the product was packaged in clear containers, some of the mold may not be visible to parents or caregivers.
Anyone who purchased Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with fluoride affected by the recall should discard it immediately or return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.
No injuries or other incidents have been reported to date in connection with the recall, FDA said.
Source: USA Today