Recalls

Wart and mole remover recalled due to serious skin burns

Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover is being recalled because the product has been causing severe burns on the skin, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The wart and mole remover contains the active ingredient calcium oxide that can cause burns, particularly to the areas of thin or sensitive skin, such as the face, around the eyes, and genitalia. At least one person has reported an injury associated with this product that included a burn so severe that it required medical attention.

Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover is sold as a kit, which contains the following items: two small containers labeled “Repair Cream,” one container of “Antiseptic Wash,” a package of “Triple Antibiotic Ointment,” toothpicks, and a “vanity kit” with cotton balls, swabs, and nail files.

The recall is effective immediately, and consumers who purchased this product should immediately discontinue use and throw away any remaining products, preferably in a plastic bag, in order to avoid any further handling. The FDA advises that moles be looked at by licensed medical professionals to ensure they are not cancerous.

Any side effects with this or any other product should be reported to the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.FDA.gov/MedWatch/Report.htm.

Questions about the product or the recall should be directed to Nature Relief customer care at 1-888-646-6399, or by e-mail at support@naturerelief.com.

Source: FDA