Clarcon Biological Chemistry Lab Inc., of Roy, Utah, voluntarily recalled several of its skin care products due to bacterial contamination uncovered during a routine U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection. The skin care company, which promises its users naturally safe and beautiful skin, was forced to recall its skin sanitizer and skin protectant products that are marketed under different brand names. FDA inspections uncovered high levels of bacteria within these products which are capable of causing infectious disease. The FDA is now warning consumers not to use any products made by Clarcon.

Infectious Diseases Caused by Bacteria Found in Clarcon Products

Analyses of several samples of over-the-counter topical antimicrobial skin sanitizer and skin protectant products revealed high levels of bacteria, including some associated with unsanitary conditions. These bacteria can cause opportunistic infections of the skin and underlying tissues. Infectious diseases caused by these bacteria may require medical or surgical attention, or may result in permanent damage. The following skin care products are produced by Clarcon, and consumers should discontinue use and dispose of them in their household trash:

  • Citrushield Lotion
  • Dermasentials DermaBarrier
  • Dermassentials by Clarcon Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer
  • Iron Fist Barrier Hand Treatment
  • Skin Shield Restaurant
  • Skin Shield Industrial
  • Skin Shield Beauty Salon Lotion
  • Total Skin Care Beauty
  • Total Skin Care Work

After inspection, these skin care products were found to deviate from the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements. These requirements are enforced to ensure medicinal products are produced and controlled under quality standards. Results of the inspection were particularly disturbing because these skin care products are marketed as antimicrobial agents to be used on open wounds, damaged skin, and as protection against other various infectious diseases.

Clarcon Lawsuits and Lawyers

If you or a loved one think you have experienced adverse side effects associated with the use of any Clarcon skin care products, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.  At Bernstien Liebhard, we strive to obtain the appropriate legal remedy for each of our clients. Contact our lawyers today for a free and confidential case evaluation by an experienced lawyer.

Published November 17, 2011 by