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Dr. Brown's natural bottle & dish soap recalled due to risk of bacteria exposure

Dish soap could contain harmful bacteria

Dr. Brown's Natural Bottle and Dish Soaps is being recalled by Handi-Craft due to a risk of bacterial exposure, the company announced Wednesday. (WDIV)
Dr. Brown's Natural Bottle and Dish Soaps is being recalled by Handi-Craft due to a risk of bacterial exposure, the company announced Wednesday. (WDIV)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Dr. Brown's natural bottle & dish soap is being recalled by Handi-Craft due to a risk of bacterial exposure, the company announced Wednesday.

The soap could contain harmful bacteria that poses a risk of respiratory and other infections.

The recall includes about 23,000 soap products sold as a bottle brush and a bottle cleaning kit, both together and separately. The soap was sold in clear plastic 16-ounce bottles with pumps and 4-ounce clear squeeze bottles. A label on the front reads, "Dr. Brown’s natural bottle & dish soap" and "100% plant-based ingredients."

Customers affected by the recall should stop using the soap and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a replacement at 877-962-2525 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday, or at www.drbrownsbaby.com.

Bottles and dishes cleaned with the recalled soap should be boiled or sanitized in dishwater.

The affected products were sold at 4 Our Little Ones, Babies R’ Us, Bebeang, Buy Buy Baby, Drugland Pharmacy, Family First Pharmacy, Global Nutrition Trading, Macro and Turquoise stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from September 2016 to June 2017 for between $3 and $7.

The product is manufactured in Auburn Hills and distributed by Handi-Craft, of St. Louis.