In Brief: More on Tsumura cologne recall
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
More on Tsumura cologne recall: Chemaid Labs -- Tsumura's contract manufacturer for The Little Mermaid and Barbie colognes -- said it hired an outside lab to perform microbiological testing of each batch before releasing the product. Chemaid said that Tsumura, when questioned about the preservation systems used in the cologne formula, assured the contract manufacturer that the formula had cleared microbiological challenge testing. Chemaid also pointed out that the batch in question was manufactured in 1991, which means that the water-based colognes were still in distribution more than four years later. Tsumura said it received no consumer complaints regarding the products, noting that it discovered the pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination when an executive noticed a warehoused bottle that had turned cloudy. The company also noted that sales of the products have slowed significantly since 1993 and that it has received a total of 129 bottles since issuing the Class II recall in March. All inventories of The Little Mermaid and Barbie brands have since been destroyed, Tsumura said. The recall appeared in FDA's May 29 Enforcement Report ("The Rose Sheet" June 3, In Brief)...
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