Multiple products with Goldenseal Root Powder were recalled after a baby died of an infection when it was put on their umbilical cord.
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UPDATE: Goldenseal Umbilical Cord Care Powder Recalled for Deadly Infection Risk
In December 2020, WishGarden Herbs Inc. recalled certain Goldenseal Powder and Cord Care Powder (which contains goldenseal root powder) due to a risk of deadly infections with Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria:
Use of these products, when contaminated with this bacteria, may cause serious infections with severe outcomes, including death, especially in vulnerable patients with compromised immune systems and infants.”
The recalled products were produced after 7/26/18, with expiration dates between 7/26/18 and 9/1/20. The following products were recalled:
- Cord Care Powder: Advertised to dry an infant’s umbilical cord stump. It is packaged in 1-oz containers, labeled with UPC 6-56490-24730-4, with Lots P227 to P235.
- Goldenseal Powder: Advertised as a drying powder on the skin. It is packaged in 1-oz containers, labeled with UPC 6-56490-64137-9, with Lots P116 to P120.
Goldenseal Root Powder Recalled After Infant Death
In August 2020, Maison Terre announced a recall for all Organic Goldenseal Powder after a baby died from an infection when the bacteria-tainted powder was put on the baby’s umbilical cord stump. The powder was supplied from Starwest Botanicals and sold on Amazon.com since January 2015.
What is the Problem?
FDA tests on a sample of the recalled Goldenseal Root Powder found contamination with several types of infectious microbes, such as Enterobacter cloacae, Cronobacter sakazakii, Cronobacter dublinensis, and other types of bacteria.
Starwest Botanicals Supplied Goldenseal Root Powder
Maison Terre said it bought the powder in bulk from Starwest Botanicals, an herb supplier in Sacramento, California, and then re-packaged the yellow powder in 1-ounce plastic bags and sold it on Amazon.
The recalled Goldenseal Root Powder was sold on Amazon.com nationwide in the U.S. from January 25, 2015 through August 4, 2020.
Health Risks of Goldenseal Root Powder
According to the FDA recall notice, using this recalled product “can result in infections necessitating antimicrobial and potentially surgical treatment. In individuals with weak immune systems and infants, the use of the product can result in death.”
What is the Risk?
- Need for antibiotics
- Antimicrobial treatments
- Surgical treatments for infection
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