FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- ST. LOUIS, April 19, 2007 - Vi-Jon, Inc. issued a voluntary nationwide consumer product recall of a single lot of 28 fluid ounce bottles of Alpine Xtreme Evergreen Forest Body Wash after determining the presence of a bacteria, Enterobacter gergoviae, in some of the product samples tested. The company became aware of this after determining that some of the product had become cloudy in appearance. An investigation concerning the cause of the issue is ongoing.
After conducting a thorough assessment, the company concluded that the risk of illness in healthy individuals following use of this product is very low. However, there could be an increased health risk of small wound, skin or more serious infections to individuals with cuts, scrapes, rashes or other compromised skin conditions, or weakened or suppressed immune systems. There have been no consumer adverse health events reported that are related to this issue.
The only affected product is Alpine Xtreme Evergreen Forest Body Wash, which is green in color. The Lot Code involved in this recall is 286071; identified by the first six numbers printed on the back of the bottle between the pump and the top of the back label. The recall docs not affect any other Alpine Xtreme Body Wash product. Consumers should discontinue using and properly discard the product, and may obtain a full refund through calling the company's toll-free consumer line, 1-888-593-0593, and mailing in the back label, including the UPC code. Additional information can be found at the product website, www.alpinextreme.net.