Parents’ anger over recall of hugely popular baby rash cream as one mother claims her child was ‘burned’ by the product
- Curash recalled batches 1116727 and 1118263
- The nappy cream caused rashes and redness
Devastated parents have been shocked to discover a popular nappy rash cream has been recalled for causing the very problem its meant to cure.
Baby care company Church & Dwight recalled its Curash Nappy Rash Cream on Thursday after receiving reports from unhappy parents that the cream caused adverse effects.
‘We have recently become aware of a potential adverse reaction regarding a short term skin irritation associated with the use of two batches of Curash Nappy Rash Cream,’ the company said.
‘In some individuals increased skin sensitivity, redness or a rash has been reported, following the application of product from these two batches.
‘Symptoms subsided after the affected skin was washed with water.’
Baby care company Church & Dwight recalled its Curash Nappy Rash Cream on Thursday
The company has recalled batches 1116727 and 1118263 after parents reported the cream was causing rashes
The company has recalled batches 1116727 and 1118263 which were sold between June 23, 2022 and February 2, 2023.
Both batches were sold at major retailers Coles, Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse, Amcal and Big W.
‘We can confirm, compared to the number of units sold, instances of this reaction are very low,’ it said.
‘However, we take the health and safety of our customers very seriously and as a precaution, we are conducting a recall of two batches of the product.’
The recall sparked fury online with frustrated parents commenting under the company’s Facebook warning about how the rash allegedly injured their children.
‘My daughter received severe burns, which took just over three weeks to heal,’ one mother wrote.
‘We used to swear by this cream as it was the only one that worked for us, but we won’t be using this ever again. We still have the cream in question, and yep … it’s one of the affected batch numbers.
‘I can’t believe it’s taken this long for it to be recalled.’
The company has offered full cash refunds or gift cards for the return of recalled batch creams
Another said: ‘Our baby girl was the same! We were hospitalised from how bad her bottom got.
‘The hospital had never seen a rash so bad. We are still having dermatology appointments because of it.
‘I feel so angry now I know the product was the issue and feel heartbroken for my baby girl and all these other poor babies it has happened to!
‘I am in tears knowing that the cream we were using was only making her rash so much worse.’
Church & Dwight defended the product in their recall and said nothing else in the Curash range was affected.
‘All our products, including Curash Nappy Rash Cream, undergo rigorous safety assessment procedures before releasing to the market, including clinical safety and sensitivity studies,’ it said.
‘All Curash products are manufactured in strict compliance with good manufacturing practices.’
Customers with products from either of the two affected batches have been advised to immediately stop using it and either return it to the place of purchase for a cash refund or send it directly to the company in exchange for a gift card.
For more details, visit the Curash website.
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