With summertime upon us, the push is on to encourage people to protect their skin from the sun's harmful rays.

However, a recent recall shared by the FDA involves a skincare product that has the potential to cause an allergic skin reaction and even a fungal skin infection.

The recalled product was available online, through Amazon, and via retail stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and across the country.

Sunscreen Foundation Recall

According to the FDA, Suntegrity Skincare initiated a voluntary recall of nine lots of Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation (Multiple Shades) based on its discovery of a higher microbiological mold count than what is considered the acceptable limit (Species: Aspergillus Sydowii) in some tubes of Lot 115BU that developed post-release and over time in a recent test.

Because of that discovery, and out of an abundance of caution, the company has decided to voluntarily recall additional lots even though all original and recent test results received have come back clear.

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A topical product that is found to be contaminated with Aspergillus Sydowii could potentially cause an allergic skin reaction and related symptoms. If used on open wounds or sunburned skin, it could also cause a primary fungal skin infection.

If it is introduced into the eye, eye infections may occur. A primary skin infection due to Aspergillus species in an immunocompromised individual should be treated medically.

Product Lot Numbers Included In This Recall

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation is labeled to help prevent sunburn and is packaged in 2 oz orange tubes.

The product was distributed online by the company and nationwide at retail stores. Below is a list of recalled lot numbers, along with the shade color. The product Lot number can be found on the back side of the tube at the top where the tube is sealed.

  • 107IV, Ivory
  • 107NU, Nude
  • 109NU, Nude
  • 117BU, Buff
  • 113SA, Sand
  • 114SA, Sand
  • 106BR, Bronze
  • 101MO, Mocha

What To Do If You Purchased This Recalled Product

The action that should be taken depends on where you made your purchase.

  • If you purchased this product directly from the SuntegritySkincare.com website or via Amazon from Suntegrity:  You'll need to email ImpeccableSkinRecall@SuntegritySkincare.com with your order number, product lot number, and name so your purchase can be verified. After confirmation, you must provide proof of disposal of the tube with a photo of the back (showing the lot number) so that you may receive a refund, store credit, or product exchange.
  • If you purchased this product from a retailer: If you would like an exchange option (5-in-1 Tinted Sunscreen plus a free gift), you can contact Suntegrity directly via email at ImpeccableSkinRecall@SuntegritySkincare.com. If you prefer a store credit, contact the retailer from whom you originally purchased the product. In either case, you must provide proof of disposal of the tube with a photo of the back (showing the lot number) to confirm receipt and processing of these recall instructions.

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Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Suntegrity Skincare via email at ImpeccableSkinRecall@SuntegritySkincare.com. Emails will be responded to as quickly as possible M-F between 11 am and 7 pm CST.

Also, if consumers have experienced any problems that may be related to using this over-the-counter sunscreen drug product, need to contact their physician or healthcare provider.

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