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Tiger Brands recalls Purity baby powder products

South Africa’s biggest food producer Tiger Brands Ltd has recalled Purity baby powder products due to traces of asbestos.

In a statement on Wednesday, Tiger Brands said trace levels of asbestos were detected in test samples of the talc raw material used in these products.

“The affected batch of raw materials does not meet Tiger Brands’ strict quality standards.”

Matters of quality and safety are an absolute priority for Tiger Brands. In the best interest of consumers and as a precautionary measure, the company made the decision to initiate a product recall of the affected products after consultation with the National Consumer Commission.”

Tiger Brands stated that the recall does not affect any other baby care products under the brand.

“This recall does not affect Purity Essentials Baby Cornstarch Powder or any other Baby Care products under the Purity brand.

Consumers are urged to return all Purity Essentials Baby Powder 400g, 200g and 100g products to their nearest supermarket, wholesaler or pharmacy outlet that stocks the products for a cash or coupon refund.

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