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Suntegrity Skincare has issued a voluntary recall for nine batches of its Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation, citing concerns over potential microbial contamination. 

This recall comes after testing revealed an elevated microbiological mold count in some tubes of Lot 115BU, specifically due to Aspergillus sydowii mold.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Sunscreen Foundation is marketed not only as a sun protectant but also as a medium coverage foundation enriched with vitamins and peptides. 

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), exposure to Aspergillus sydowii mold can trigger allergic reactions and may potentially lead to primary fungal skin infections, especially if applied on compromised skin such as wounds or sunburns. 

In more severe cases, contamination reaching the eyes could result in eye infections, necessitating medical attention, particularly for those with weakened immune systems.

In response to the contamination findings, Suntegrity Skincare expanded its recall to include additional lots besides 115BU: 107IV, 107NU, 109NU, 117BU, 113SA, 114SA, 106BR, and 101MO. 

Consumers are advised to immediately cease using any products from these lots and to verify their product's lot number, prominently displayed on the tube, to ascertain if their purchase is affected.

The company has taken proactive steps by notifying distributors, retailers, and online customers about the recall and facilitating the disposal of all affected products. 

Customers who purchased the recalled sunscreen through Suntegrity Skincare's website or via Amazon (sold by Suntegrity) are encouraged to contact the company via email for further instructions on returns, exchanges, or refunds.

No adverse events related to this recall have been reported thus far. Nonetheless, Suntegrity emphasizes the importance of consumers contacting healthcare providers if they experience any issues possibly linked to using the recalled sunscreen. 

Furthermore, individuals who may have discarded the product are required to provide proof of disposal to initiate the recall process successfully.

As summer approaches and sunscreen usage increases, vigilance in product safety remains paramount.