Ridge Properties LLC is recalling 4% lidocaine skin cream and gel products after they tested positive for microbial contamination. The products also contain more lidocaine than what is on the label.
The recalled products are Pre-Tat by Tat Balm, a skin numbing gel or cream that is used before tattoos.
The recall also involves Superior Pain & Itch Relief by Naturally HL and Soothing Sore Relief, which are numbing creams that are used for minor sores, hemorrhoids, and bedsores.
“The risks from a contaminated pre-tattoo product are greater since the skin is being traumatized immediately after application and tattooing is known to have infectious complications.”
The products were sold online at Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, TatBalm.com and naturallyhl.com.
The FDA also warns that excessive doses of lidocaine may increase the risk of a serious blood disorder called methemoglobinemia.
To date, the company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact company by phone at (1- 877-906-4806) 9 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday, pacific time, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Ridge Properties LLC DBA Pain Relief Naturally Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of PRE-TAT , Superior Pain and Itch Relief, and Soothing Sore Relief Cream and Gel Products Due to Microbiological Contamination and Superpotency