Plant Guru Recalls Wintergreen, Birch and Blends of Essential Oils Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirement; Risk of Poisoning (Recall Alert)
Name of Products: Wintergreen Essential Oil, Birch Essential Oil, Headache Relief Essential Oil Blend, Headache Relief Roll-On Essential Oil Blend, and Deep Muscle Essential Oil Blend
Hazard: The products contain the substance methyl salicylate which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled essential oils, store the products in a safe location out of reach of children, and contact Plant Guru. A free replacement child resistant closure will be provided for the bottles of essential oils and a refund will be provided for the roll-on. All known purchasers are being contacted directly.
Units: About 25,620
Description: This recall involves Plant Guru Wintergreen and Birch essential oils, and essential oil blends Headache Relief and Deep Muscle in amber glass bottles with continuous thread caps available in sizes 2 oz, 4 oz, 5 mL, 10 mL, and 30 mL. The Headache Relief Roll-On is in a 10 mL blue bottle with a continuous thread closure and roller ball. The product name, “100% Pure Essential Oil,” volume, and the firm’s logo are displayed on the front. UPC codes listed below.
|Wintergreen 5 ml.||619159818109|
|Wintergreen 10 ml.||028672717330|
|Wintergreen 30 ml.||028672718047|
|Wintergreen 2 oz.||811917033247|
|Wintergreen 4 oz.||811917033230|
|Birch 5 ml.||619159817638|
|Birch 10 ml.||028672717286|
|Birch 30 ml.||028672717859|
|Birch 2 oz.||811917033216|
|Birch 4 oz.||811917033223|
|Headache Relief 5 ml.||619159819038|
|Headache Relief 10 ml.||619159818178|
|Headache Relief 30 ml.||738283655036|
|Headache Relief 2 oz.||811917032400|
|Headache Relief 4 oz.||645038746225|
|Headache Relief Roll on 10 ml.||645038747512|
|Deep Muscle 5 ml.||619159819090|
|Deep Muscle 10 ml.||619159818246|
|Deep Muscle 30 ml.||738283655111|
|Deep Muscle 2 oz.||811917032370|
|Deep Muscle 4 oz.||645038746201|
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Online on ThePlantGuru.com, Amzon.com and eBay.com from March 2018 through February 2021 for the wintergreen and birch essential oils, and from March 2018 through March 2021 for the essential oil blends, for between $6 and $20
Manufacturer: Plant Guru, of Plainfield, NJ
Manufactured in: United States
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