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The U.S Food and Drug Administration announced a voluntary recall on a body moisturizer after a possible bacteria contamination. 

Kao USA Inc. of Cincinnati is asking customers to check their bottles of Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer. Those with 3 oz. and 10 oz. sizes could qualify as part of the recall.

According to the company, Bottles manufactured between Oct.1, 2021, and Oct.18, 2021, may contain a bacterium known as Pluralibacter gergoviae, which can pose a risk for infection in those with weakened immune systems. 

​​People who have certain health problems such as weakened immune systems may be more susceptible to infections, the company said. 

“We are working with our partners on improved cleaning and sanitization practices so that similar issues can be prevented in the future,” the company said in a statement.

The affected lot codes for the 3 oz size (UPC 019100109971 for single bottles and 019100267114 for a pack of 3) can be found on the back of the bottle printed in black ink and begin with the prefix "ZU"

The affected lot codes for the 10 oz size (UPC 019100109988) can be found on the bottom of the bottle printed in black ink and begin with the prefix "ZU":

Those who have questions or who are interested in a refund can call 1-800-742-8798. Find out more about the recall here.

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