Numbing creams recalled due to quality concerns

UCM583808 323x210 Numbing creams recalled due to quality concernsRidge Properties, doing business as Pain Relief Naturally, is recalling several bedsore cream, hemorrhoid ointment, and tattoo numbing balm products after federal inspectors found significant violations of current good manufacturing practice regulations that put the quality and safety of the products into question.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an inspection of the company’s Salem, Oregon, facility and reported that manufacturing practices were not in adequate control to rule out the possibility that products were not of decreased quality and consistency. Ridge Properties has received reports of sub-potency with its Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel.

The recall affects all lots of Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine. All three products are used for the temporary relief of pain and itching. A list of product expiration dates, NDC#s, container types, sizes and strengths can be found on the company’s Safety Announcement.

The products were sold nationwide through the internet at,,, and

Ridge Properties/Pain Relief Naturally is notifying its distributors and customers through a national press release and is arranging for a return of all affected products. Customers with these products should stop using them and discard them, or return them directly to Ridge Properties, at Pain Relief Naturally, ATTN RECALL, 4995 Ridge Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97301.

Customers should contact their health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to use of this product. Any adverse reactions or quality problems related to use of these creams, gels and balms should be reported to the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at

Source: FDA Recall Notice