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Origins recalls face cream after some mold found

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November 18, 2013 06:53 PM EST | AP

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NEW YORK (AP) — Origins is voluntarily recalling one of its face creams after finding mold in it.

The beauty products company said Monday that it found mold in several products from one batch of its Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Soothing Face Cream. Origins says the mold could heighten the risk of infection for some people, such as those with compromised skin, weakened immune systems or people who wear certain contact lenses if the cream were to get in their eyes.

Origins, owned by The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., says no other products were affected.

The recalled product, distributed in North America, was sold in 50-milliliter jars and in 30-milliliter jars as part of the Origins Mega Relief gift set.

Origins says it has already removed unsold products from distribution and urged to consumers to see if purchased products are identified as batch "#A43" on the bottom of the jar. Consumers who have the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Soothing Face Cream batch code #A43 should not use the product and instead dispose of it or return it for an exchange or refund in stores or online.

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