Consumer Review of Some Lucas Papaya Ointments

Some products from a popular brand of ointment used for dry skin and wound healing are being recalled due to contamination.

Lucas’ Papaw Remedies is recalling several batches of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment due to contamination.

On Wednesday, the Therapeutic Goods Authority issued a warning about a topical ointment that is used to treat minor skin wounds, dryness and irritation.

Several batches of the ointment are recalled due to microbial contamination. The affected products are available in 15g, 75g and 200g sizes.

The microorganisms were identified as Aspergillus tubingensis, Sordaria humana, Penicillium paneum and Paenibacillus glucanolyticus.

These molds and bacteria pose minimal risk to the general population, but there is a remote risk that immunocompromised people may become ill if exposed to these organisms.

Anyone with a Lucas’ Papaw Ointment container is strongly advised to check its lot number, which is located on the crimp on the top of the 15g tube and on the bottom of the 75g and 200g containers.

The lot numbers affected are listed below.

If consumers have ointment from affected lots, they are advised to stop using it immediately.

It can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or contact Lucas’ Papaw Remedies Customer Service on 1800 861 852.

No other batches or other Lucas’ Papaw Remedies products are currently being recalled.

Originally published as Consumer Review of Some Lucas Papaya Ointments