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CPSC announces Nu Skin Recalls Mist Diffusers Due to Risk of Mold Exposure

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports this recall involves Nu Skin Epoch mist diffusers. The diffuser is a plastic bowl with a glass lid and bamboo trim ring, used to diffuse essential oils.

“Nu Skin” is engraved in the bamboo on the side of the product. The white and tan diffusers are 6.5 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches in height.

The recalled lot numbers are PZ11351, PZ17051, PZ21551, PZ03151 and PZ03451. The lot number is printed on the white plastic on the bottom of the product.

Nu Skin Epoch mist diffuser.

Nu Skin Epoch mist diffuser.

Recall Summary

Name of product: Mist diffusers

Hazard: Mold can develop on the product, posing a health risk to individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.

Consumer Contact: Nu Skin at 800.487.1000 from 9:00am to 5:00pm ET Monday through Friday or online at www.nuskin.com, select United States, click the Contact link at the bottom of the page and then click on Recall for more information.

Units: About 44,000 (in addition, about 4,800 were sold in Canada and 400 were sold in Mexico)

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mist diffusers and contact Nu Skin for instructions to inspect the product for mold and for a free replacement mist diffuser if mold is identified. Nu Skin is contacting purchasers of the product directly. Sold exclusively online by www.nuskin.com from January 2015 through March 2016 for about $165.00.

Manufacturer(s): Puzhen Life Co. Limited

Distributor(s): Nu Skin Enterprises Inc., of Provo, Utah

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.

CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing impaired.


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