September 16, 2023

Cayman Islands recall of Orajel Baby and Spam

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From Foster’s Food Fair

Foster’s Food Fair-IGA would like to announce that Church and Dwight has issued a voluntary recall on Orajel baby teething products containing benzocaine due to serious safety concerns as recommended by the information from the Food and Drug Administration.

Benzocaine is a white odorless, crystalline powder used as a local an aesthetic or numbing agent as it is known to most. It is used to reduce pain or discomfort in the body, mouth or throat. In children under the age of two years, benzocaine can cause a condition known as methemoglobinemia. This is where the oxygen levels in the blood are abnormally low. Symptoms of this condition include a gray or blueish appearance in the lips and nail beds, as well as rapid breathing and an elevated heart rate. In some cases, this condition can be fatal.

Foster’s IGA does carry Orajel baby teething products and has been affected by this recall. All infected products have been pulled from the shelves.

The products included in this recall are as follows:

Orajel, Baby Nighttime, 6 pack, .187 oz. Item Code: 8616994 with UPC 0031031033940 from all lots, DC:1/11/12/14/15/18/21/23/43/44/45/48/61/75/83

Orajel, Teeth Baby/Medicated,6 pack, .33 oz. Item Code: 8616996/7535768 with UPC 0031031003313 from all lots, DC: 1/11/12/14/15/18/21/23/43/44/45/48/61/62/67/71/75/80/83

No other Orajel products are included within this recall.

Customers should check the UPC’s on Orajel products in their homes to be sure none of the affected product has been purchased. We encourage all customers who have purchased this product from any of our Foster’s IGA locations to return the affected product for a full refund. Please discontinue use of any affected product.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email ([email protected]) or by phone (345-945-3663).

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