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Category Press Release
Publish Date 8/29/2022
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Hair Conditioning Spray Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, New Jersey, August 29, 2022

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about the voluntary recall of a hair conditioning spray used to repair and seal the surface of people’s hair while protecting it from high temperatures. The 4.2 ounce spray bottles were distributed nationwide, have a single lot number, and were not available to consumers before April 12th of this year.

According to the recall notice, the product has the potential to be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). It goes on to state that Bcc poses little medical risk to healthy people, but can cause an increased risk for illness or infection in people who have certain health problems, such as weakened immune systems, chronic lung diseases, chronic granulomatous disease or wound infections. Patients with underlying lung disease (especially cystic fibrosis) might be at increased risk for severe infections with Bcc. 

Burkholderia cepacia is the name for a group or “complex” of bacteria that can be found in soil and water according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Bcc can be resistant to common antibiotics making potentially contaminated products used in healthcare environments of particular concern.

Working to help prevent these types of costly product recalls by identifying contamination issues are the dedicated scientists at MPL Laboratories. Their testing experts operate a DEA and FDA registered facility that offers cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant microbiology testing of personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, OTC medicines and other consumer goods. These services are available to manufacturers, importers, distributors, regulatory agencies and healthcare providers.

To learn more about microbial or other product testing services offered by MPL Laboratories, please visit, call (800) 548-1874 or email

About MPL Laboratories
MPL Laboratories (formerly Marypaul Laboratories) was founded in 1985 as a full-service microbiology laboratory. It is cGMP compliant, FDA and DEA registered, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by PJLA, and NJDEP certified. MPL’s staff includes M.S. and B.S. degreed microbiologists and other dedicated scientists. The microbiology testing laboratory serves the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal care and food industries. MPL aims to provide its clients with high quality, reliable test data in a timely manner. The laboratory is part of the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network of laboratories across the United States and Canada.
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