Actress Jessica Alba’s baby product empire, The Honest Company, has more problems on its hands. The company has issued a recall on its baby wipes.
The voluntary recall includes products distributed in the United States and Canada that were sold individually in Baby Arrival Gift Sets, Baby Basics Gift Sets, and in Honest Diaper Cakes, according to Good Housekeeping.
The Honest Company recall has occurred after a mold contamination was found during routine quality testing.
Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of The Honest Company Christopher Gavigan explained: “The mold that has been identified can be found on citrus plants, like a common orange.”
A spokesperson for the company said in a statement:
We believe the affected product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences, however, impacted wipes do have a spotted discoloration and the aesthetics are unacceptable.
The baby wipes that are being recalled include:
10-count packages, UPC 0817810011276, 0816645024079, 0817810011276
72-count packages, UPC 0817810011863, 7000000011863, 0816645023584, 0816645023591
288-count packages, UPC 0817810014680
576-count packages, UPC 0817810028540
Lot numbers are found on the back of package. The five-digit lot code can be entered to search the packages that are under the recall.
The Honest Company is getting familiar with their products causing problems; it has faced lawsuits concerning its baby formula and sunscreen.
Alba’s company faced a lawsuit for mislabeling infant baby formula as “organic” when it contained 11 synthetic ingredients. Per FDA guidelines, the 11 synthetic ingredients aren’t allowed in products labeled “organic.”
The Honest Company fought back against the baby formula claims, saying:
Our Organic Infant Formula is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and meets all safety and nutritional standards. It is also certified USDA Organic by an independent third party, in strict accordance with the National Organic Program. We are confident this lawsuit will be dismissed.
And consumer Michael Shane filed a lawsuit against the company after he was allegedly left with a “severe sunburn” and “blistering,” which he attributed to the company’s ineffective and falsely labeled sunscreen.
Now, The Honest Company is working once again to assure customers their products are safe by apologizing for its current recall and pledging to work toward the brand’s promise:
“You have brought us into your homes and have trusted us with the most important part of your lives. Your trust has enabled our company to grow and realize our mission of providing safe and effective products for families everywhere.”
Recalled wipes can be returned to their point of purchase for a full refund. The Honest Company can be reached Monday through Friday at 888-862-8818 from 5 a.m. through 5 p.m. Pacific time.