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Rossmann calls eye cream from retail because of dangerous hospital germ


Recall from Rossmann: Eye cream could contain dangerous hospital germs

The drugstore chain Rossmann has started a recall for the article "ISANA Lift Triple Eye Cream". It cannot be excluded that the product contains the Pseudomonas aeruginosa germ. This pathogen is one of the twelve bacteria with the greatest risk to human health.

Recall for ISANA eye cream

The drugstore chain Rossmann is recalling the article "ISANA Lift Triple Eye Cream" (EAN 4305615551203) with the best before date (best before date) 07/2020. The best before date is noted on the bottom of the article. "After production controls, we cannot rule out that the product contains the germ Pseudomonas aeruginosa," says a message.

Resistant to antibiotics

According to Rossmann, for example, "damage to the skin, open wounds or use in the eye instead of the eye can lead to infection with this germ".

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a so-called hospital germ.

The bacterium “is one of the most common causes of nosocomial pneumonia in ventilation, wound and urinary tract infections worldwide; the bacteria can also trigger a bloodstream infection (sepsis), ”writes the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

"Most P. aeruginosa strains are naturally resistant to a variety of antibiotics," said the experts.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is also included in a World Health Organization (WHO) list of the “12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health”.

Resistance to carbapenems had occurred with these germs. These are antibiotics that are usually only used when other antibiotics do not work.

Stop using the product

Rossmann asks the buyers to stop using the affected product and to return it to the point of sale.

The purchase price will be refunded upon return. Other batches and other products in this series are not affected. (ad)

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