Honest Co.’s Organic Baby Powder Recalled

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company issued a voluntary recall of their organic baby powder due to possible contamination. In a statement on their website, the company said that the contamination was discovered during routine testing.

Christopher Gavigan, co-founder of the company, said in a video posted on the company’s website,

“Possible contamination with some microorganisms was found, including some species associated with skin or the infections, for that reason and with the full knowledge and under the guidance of the FDA, we’ve decided to voluntarily recall this product out of an abundance of caution,”.

Honest Company is no stranger to controversy. In the past, the company has been accused of not using ‘green’ ingredients in its products while claiming to the contrary.

Earlier in March 2016, Wall Street Journal, based on 2 independent lab test, said that Honest’s liquid detergent contains the cleaning agent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which could irritate skin. The SLS ingredient is cited as an ingredient Honest doesn’t use on its website. Honest vigorously refuted this claim and called WSJ’s reporting “reckless” and said it “substituted junk science for credible journalism.

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  1. Di Torres January 17, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I suppose mistakes happen. But when it’s babies you’re dealing with, it behoves you to be extra extra careful!!

    • Mischa Tolstoy January 18, 2017 at 12:44 am - Reply

      ‘Extra careful’ won’t cut it when it’s your baby! Extra truthful would be better!

  2. Inquizzical January 18, 2017 at 1:40 am - Reply

    We as consumers need to take a closer look at these companies that claim to be “honest” , “fresh” , organic, etc…

  3. JOEYJOE January 19, 2017 at 9:12 am - Reply

    No surprises here! There’s hardly ANY field testing in the multi-billion-dollar organic industry, so this story really comes as no surprise.

  4. stewkay January 21, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Baby powder is so unnecessary.

    • lili January 21, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

      @stewkay It isn’t recommended really. Why stress your and your baby’s lungs out?

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