US Marshals, at the request of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have stepped in to seize all skin products from Clarcon Biological Chemistry's Utah laboratory, after the company did not destroy them following a June 2009 recall.
All ingredients and components were also seized for the products, which are promoted as antimicrobial agents that claim to treat open wounds and damaged skin, and protect against various infectious diseases. No cases have been reported to the FDA.
The affected products were voluntarily recalled by Clarcon following a FDA inspection in June 2009, which also uncovered poor manufacturing processes that led to the contamination.
The FDA authorised the seizure of these products after Clarcon did not agree to promptly destroy them. The FDA is protecting the public by preventing these products from entering the marketplace.
The FDA has also issued a warning to consumers not to use the products and to dispose of them in their household rubbish.