Recall: Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream and Spray
On 2018-10-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream and Spray due to a potential Poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2017 for about $20 to $40.
About 80,000 units are involved in this topical anesthetic recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Medication category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain relieving cream and spray contain lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves UberScientific Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream and Uber Numb Spray. The recalled cream is in a white jar with a smooth, rounded cap and a green label with “Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream” printed on the front. The cream was sold in one, two and four ounce sizes with the lot numbers printed on the bottom of the jar and the UPC number printed on the label to the left of the product name. The brand name UberScientific is printed on the label below the net weight.
The recalled spray is in a green bottle with a white cap and has a white label with “Uber Numb Spray” printed on the front. The spray was sold in four ounce size with the lot numbers printed on the bottom of the bottle and the UPC number printed on the label to the right of the product name. The brand name UberScientific is printed on the label to the left of the product name.
|UberScientific Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream||1 oz.||00863255000306||A23Z3 and F12Z5|
|2 oz.||00863255000344||L06Z2A, L06Z2B, and B01N2A|
|4 oz.||0083255000313||E10Z4, L06Z2, and B01N2|
|Uber Numb Spray||4 oz.||00850777008002||K30Z6 and B09N2|
These items were sold new+ at Online only at Amazon.com and Uberscientific.com from February 2017 through April 2018 for between $20 and $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately place the recalled topical anesthetic out of reach of children and contact UberScientific for instructions on how to receive a free replacement or full refund. Consumers with the recalled cream can receive a free replacement cap that is child-resistant. Consumers with the recalled spray can receive a free replacement cream with the new child-resistant cap or a full refund.
UberScientific toll-free at 877-289-1367 anytime or online at www.uberscientific.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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