‘Harmful Bacteria’ Results in Recall of Dr. Brown’s Baby Bottle Soap

Dr. Brown’s has issued a recall affecting 23,000 bottles of baby bottle soap after determining the product may contain potentially harmful bacteria.

Details of the Dr. Brown’s Baby Bottle Soap Recall

According to Fortune, customers are urged to immediately cease using Dr. Brown’s natural bottle and dish soap due to the potential presence of “harmful bacteria” that “poses a risk of respiratory and other infections” to infants.

The recall was issued Wednesday and affects bottle soap products manufactured between September 2016 and June 2017. Affected soap was sold at 4 Our Little Ones, Babies R’ Us, Bebeang, Buy Buy Baby, Drugland Pharmacy, Family First Pharmacy, Global Nutrition Trading, Macro and Turquoise stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com.

Dr. Brown’s has not received any reports of illness or injury in connection with the bottles. Consumers are urged to boil or sanitize any bottles or dishes washed with the soap.

Description of the Recalled Baby Bottle Soap

  • The recalled Dr. Brown’s Natural Bottle & Dish Soap was sold separately and with the Dr. Brown’s bottle brush as a bottle cleaning kit.
  • Affected bottles come in two sizes:
    • 16-ounce with a pump
    • 4-ounce squeeze bottle
  • A label is located on the front with the text “Dr. Brown’s natural bottle & dish soap” and “100% plant-based ingredients.”


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